The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

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 an academic staff member who is the student's honours research supervisor. The course operates in conjunction with ENVS4003 which is largely concerned with data collection and analysis. ENVS4004 involves discussion of research findings, their reconciliation with existing literature and the development of written texts which form drafts for the student's final thesis. Further, the course involves developing and delivery of a seminar presenting the major research findings made by the student. The course includes submission of a final thesis in the format of a manuscript (paper).


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019
  • Semester 2 - 2019

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2019
  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Advanced competency in developing and communicating research findings in a research thesis;

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

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

4. Capacity to communicate research findings that positions conclusions within a student¿s overall field of enquiry;

5. Capacity to verbally communicate these findings in the context of the overall field of enquiry; and

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


Content

Supervision of students in:

  1. structuring a thesis text to communicate logically the outcomes of a student"s research project;
  2. developing logical and coherent arguments and conclusions within a text that are adequately supported by appropriate evidence;
  3. use of techniques involving selection of multiple drafting, editing and use of appropriate analytical language to communicate findings to an academic audience;
  4. engagement in processes of relating specific findings to the overall concerns of environmental science and management research; and
  5. encouragement and support of students to achieve a high level of analytical competence and strongest opportunity to pursue further research and study.

Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours) program.


Assumed knowledge

ENVS4004Environmental Science and Management Honours 4004This 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 an academic staff member who is the student's honours research supervisor. The course operates in conjunction with ENVS4003 which is largely concerned with data collection and analysis. ENVS4004 involves discussion of research findings, their reconciliation with existing literature and the development of written texts which form drafts for the student's final thesis. Further, the course involves developing and delivery of a seminar presenting the major research findings made by the student. The course includes submission of a final thesis in the format of a manuscript (paper).FSCITFaculty of Science723School of Environmental and Life Sciences2040005940Semester 1 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan20195940Semester 1 - 2019CENTRALCSTOurimbah20195980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan20195980Semester 2 - 2019CENTRALCSTOurimbah2019ENVS4001 and ENVS4002Supervision 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 environmental science and management research; and

encouragement and support of students to achieve a high level of analytical competence and strongest opportunity to pursue further research and study. NOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Advanced competency in developing and communicating research findings in a research thesis;2Capacity to structure and formulate arguments within a written scientific text;3Capacity to communicate research findings involving very high analytical levels;4Capacity to communicate research findings that positions conclusions within a student¿s overall field of enquiry;5Capacity to verbally communicate these findings in the context of the overall field of enquiry; and6Research skills necessary to undertake higher-level and post-graduate research and writing. This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours) program.Thesis: Research ThesisPresentation: Final Honours SeminarViva Voce: Viva voce Callaghan and OurimbahIndividual SupervisionFace to Face On Campus14hour(s)per Term0Full Term0Self-Directed LearningSelf-Directed10hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:General Course Requirements:Individual Supervision: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions.WHS module, Project risk assessment, Lab and/or fieldwork safety induction.


Assessment items

Thesis: Research Thesis

Presentation: Final Honours Seminar

Viva Voce: Viva voce


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Individual Supervision: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - WHS module, Project risk assessment, Lab and/or fieldwork safety induction.

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 14 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term