Sociology and Anthropology Honours III

Description

This course develops a student's skills and competencies in the development and communication of research findings. The course is conducted under the direct supervision of one or more academic staff members, who act as the student's honours research supervisor or supervisors. The course operates in conjunction with SOCA4120 which is the second of two courses devoted to the Honours thesis in Sociology and Anthropology. SOCA4110 is largely concerned with data collection and analysis and involves carrying out a research plan and making first drafts of some sections.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Advanced competency in developing and communicating research findings in a 15,000-20,000 words thesis.

2. Capacity to structure and formulate arguments within a lengthy written text.

3. Capacity to communicate research findings involving very high analytical levels.

4. Capacity to communicate research findings that position conclusions within a student's overall field of enquiry.

5. Research skills necessary to undertake higher-level and post-graduate research and writing.

Content

Supervision of students in:

  • Structuring a thesis text to communicate logically the outcomes of a student's research project
  • Developing logical and coherent arguments and conclusions within a text that are adequately supported by appropriate evidence
  • Use of techniques involving selection of multiple drafting, editing and use of appropriate analytical language to communicate findings to an academic audience
  • Engagement in processes of relating specific findings to the overall concerns of research in Sociology and Anthropology
  • Encouragement and support of students to achieve a high level of analytical competence and strongest opportunity to pursue further research and study.
  • Making a formal oral presentation on the thesis project to a suitable discipline group within the first six weeks of semester.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) programs.

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of SOCA4090 Honours I and SOCA 4100 Honours II.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Supervised work towards thesis

Contact Hours

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Contact hours by arrangement with supervisor.

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term