Social Science Honours 3

Course code SOCS4003Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course will involve the student undertaking preparatory work for a research dissertation/project.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate:
1. detailed understanding of specific issues and concepts relating to an aspect of their chosen field of social science study;
2. detailed knowledge of materials and sources relating to these issues;
3. ability to perform an extended research dissertation or project at Honours level;
4. skills in performing an extended critical/analytical OR creative task in a social science area at Honours level; and
5. ability to write an essay of thesis length OR present a substantial exhibition, performance, or body of creative writing at honours level.
ContentThis course will involve the student undertaking preparatory work for a research project with an appropriate supervisor on a topic within their chosen field of social science study. The student will be required to undertake independent research, guided where appropriate by directed readings, consultation and feedback from an assigned supervisor.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThe Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) program requires successful completion of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Science or equivalent, with a major in a field relevant to their proposed Honours study and at least a credit average in the field in their undergraduate program.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)This course will not attract a grade but students may be required to maintain a reading log, regularly meet with supervisor and demonstrate progress in their research dissertation or project.
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)