• Code THES4103
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Thesis
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
    Second Semester 2022
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All ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences undergraduate degree programs have an honours year, and all honours years taught within CASS require the completion of a 24 unit thesis. THES4103 is the honours thesis course for CASS-taught disciplines focussing on studies in Human Society:

Anthropology,

Biological Anthropology,

Contemporary Europe,

Criminology,

Development Studies,

Digital Humanities,

Environmental Studies,

European Studies,

Gender Sexuality and Culture,

International Relations,

Latin American Studies,

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies,

Policy Studies,

Political Science,

Politics and International Relations,

Public Policy,

Security Studies, and

Sociology.

Students in this course carry out advanced research on a question of their choice. Their topic is agreed with their thesis supervisor and approved by their honours convenor. Students design and implement a project to answer their research question, to place the answer in the context of an intellectual tradition, and to communicate it clearly to others.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. pose a significant research question relating to their discipline;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to the discipline, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.

Other Information

Consent will only be given to enter this course if the student is: (1) enrolled in an Honours program or Specialisation in which the course is listed and (2) has the written agreement of an identified supervisor to supervise the thesis commencing in a specified semester. Students will be asked to provide evidence of the Supervisor agreement.

Indicative Assessment

  1. A thesis is the sole piece of assessment for this course; to successfully complete this course, it must demonstrate all learning outcomes for the course. (See the class summary for more details regarding thesis formats for practice-based research in art, music and design) (100) [LO 1,2,3]

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Workload

A total of 520 hours student learning time, including a minimum of 12 hours contact with the supervisor. It is the joint responsibility of the student and supervisor to arrange times for face-to-face contact. The supervisor is normally only available for email or face-to-face consultation during teaching weeks of each semester.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a cognate major or equivalent.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 to 24 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
24 unit class
2639 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A
18 unit class
3900 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A
12 unit class
3901 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A
6 unit class
3902 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
24 unit class
5624 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A
18 unit class
6883 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A
12 unit class
6884 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A
6 unit class
6885 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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