English Thesis

Subject 106-509 (2009)

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Credit Points: 37.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular supervision over two consecutive semesters of enrolment
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth year honours in English.

Corequisites: None
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


Jennifer Rutherford


Subject Overview:

Topics selected in consultation with the coordinator.

  • have developed their skills in the forms of scholarly and critical analysis and inquiry appropriate to literary studies;
  • have bought an independent research project from inception and development to completion;
  • have learnt how to develop their research ideas an improve their writing skills under supervision;
  • have significantly enhanced their understanding of a specific area of or methodology in literary studies.

A thesis of 12 000 words written over two consecutive semesters 100% (due at the end of the second semester of enrolment).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • develop particular generic skills in the following areas:

  • conceptualising and planning a substantial project of original research;

  • presenting material in draft form and engaging productively with a supervisor;

  • consolidating and enhancing established skills in engaging creatively with a critical field;

  • synthesising critical arguments and debates;

  • testing and developing new research methods in relation to ongoing debates;

  • enhancing drafting and writing skills, in both a critical and creative manner;

  • managing time and study resources over a sustained period of time.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: English
Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

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