Social Change and Development Research Project

Course code SOCA6670Units 20Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course is designed for students wishing to pursue a research essay under the Master of Social Change & Development program, in lieu of two elective courses. Under this course, students are expected to complete an 8,000-10,000 word research essay on a topic relating to social change and development and approved by the course coordinator.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Provide students with the opportunity to enhance their research skills.
2. Develop a critical and in-depth understanding of an agreed area of interest within the field of social change and development.
3. Development of skills in collating, integrating, analysing and writing up research materials collected from a diverse range of sources.
ContentThis course involves the preparation of an 8,000 - 10,000 word essay on a research topic relevant to social transformations and/or development, under the supervision of a full-time lecturer.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable.
TransitionNot Applicable.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeUndergraduate degree with a major in social science or other area of relevance to this course.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Individual Supervision
Assessment Items
ReportsA Research Project Report including literature review, 8,000 words; 100%.
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for SOCA6670