• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Humanities
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
Writing, World Histories and Lives:Extended Research Project (HUMN8017)
Students enrolled in the Writing, World Histories and Lives sub-plan of the Liberal Arts program may seek the approval of the program coordinator to undertake an independent research project. The course enables students to undertake an independent research project of extended length. The aim of the project is to allow students to apply the conceptual and methodological skills they have developed in the program to a particular research question or case study linked to their academic or professional interests.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On completing this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1.     skills in written and verbal expression for a variety of relevant academic and / or professional purposes.

2.     skills in interdisciplinary thinking and the ability to apply theoretical ideas to case studies developed from personal observation.

3.     skills required for humanities research. This includes data-collection, analysis, and verbal and written presentation at the standard of a postgraduate degree.

4.     Model best practice and have a commitment to ethical, reflective practice in the Liberal Arts.

4. skills in thesis planning and writing that are necessary for students contemplating further research projects and for those considering enrolling in a higher degree program (such as  the MLA Hons or a PhD).

Indicative Assessment

10,000-12,000 words of written assessment (or equivalent project-based work). The nature of the inquiry will be established at the commencement of the teaching period through a written proposal that will be developed in consultation between the student and supervising lecturer and then submitted to the program coordinator for formal approval.

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
12 units

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12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $6108
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $8736
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