Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Regular contact with the supervisor over two consecutive semesters of enrolment |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in Media and Communications.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Umi Manickam Khattab
|Subject Overview:||The Media and Communications Thesis provides students with an opportunity to originate, under supervision, a study on a topic of their own choosing and to pursue this over a sustained period of time to successful completion. The thesis will be expected to demonstrate a relatively sophisticated and detailed understanding of its subject matter as well as competence in research design and execution, methodological and theoretical reflexivity, high standard of argument and conformity to academic standards of presentation. The thesis topic and proposal will have to be formally approved by the thesis coordinator. Students will receive support and guidance via seminars/workshops and consultation throughout the process of conceiving, designing, researching and writing up their thesis. Theses can be variously oriented toward empirical investigation and study or close theoretical engagement with and critique of the ideas of others, or situated somewhere between these two poles of the research continuum.|
|Assessment:||A thesis of 12 000 words (100%) written over two consecutive semesters (due at the end of the second semester of enrolment).|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(Media and Communications) |
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Media and Communication)
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