|Course code SOCA6500||Units 40||Level 6000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
Designed for students with a distinction grade average in 80 units of the courses for Coursework Master of Social Science degree. It enables them to pursue a minor thesis option for the last 40 units of the degree. Students are expected to complete a 15,000-20,000 word minor thesis on a topic selected in consultation with a nominated supervisor from the School of Social Sciences. The course can be undertaken full-time over one semester or part-time over two semesters.
Not available in 2015
|Previously offered in 2014|
|Objectives||As demonstrated by successful completion of the thesis, students should:|
1. acquire the scholarly skills and self-confidence to conceptualise, research and compose a substantive piece of social science research;
2. gain contextualised understanding of advanced approaches to social science studies;
3. develop research and reflective skills relevant to advanced study in the social sciences;
4. develop written and oral communication skills appropriate for a professional and scholarly environment.
|Content||The coursework thesis shall consist of the preparation of a 15,000-20,000 word thesis on a selected topic in social sciences under the supervision of a full-time lecturer. Chapter drafts will be due throughout the semester.|
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Undergraduate degree with major in social science or related area; and|
80 units of coursework masters courses completed with distinction grade average.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Individual Supervision|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term