Cultural Studies Thesis

Subject 106-512 (2009)

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Credit Points: 37.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular supervision over two consecutive semesters of enrolment
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth year honours in cultural studies.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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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 cultural studies;
  • have bought an independent research project from inception and development to completion;
  • have learnt how to develop their research ideas and improve their writing skills under supervision;
  • have significantly enhanced their understanding of a specific area of or methodology in cultural studies.
Assessment: A thesis of 12 000 words written over two consecutive semesters 100% (due at the end of the second semester of enrolment).
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • be able to conceptualise and plan a substantial project of original research;
  • present material in draft form and engage productively with a supervisor;
  • consolidate and enhance established skills in engaging creatively with a critical field;
  • synthesise critical arguments and debates;
  • test and develop new research methods in relation to ongoing debates;
  • enhance drafting and writing skills, in both a critical and creative manner;
  • manage time and study resources over a sustained period of time.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Cultural Studies
Cultural Studies
Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

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