Special Research Topics

Subject 116-470 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meeting with supervisor (1 hour per week)
Total Time Commitment: Total of 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Usually completion of 37.5 points of Italian, French, German or Spanish at intermediate or post-VCE level for third year, or admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in Italian, French or Spanish for fourth year.
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


Assoc Prof Stephen Derek Kolsky


Professor John Hajek


Subject Overview: Students studying French, German, Italian or Spanish at 4th or 5th year are permitted to take this individual reading subject. After consultation with an appropriate member of staff who agrees to act as a supervisor, students wishing to take this subject should submit to the coordinator details of their proposed topic for approval. On completion of the subject students should be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a particular topic in their chosen language.
  • be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a particular topic in Italian culture and linguistics, and demonstrate the ability to analyse and to report on their reading in a manner appropriate to the methodolgy adopted.
Assessment: Two 2500 word essays, worth 50% each or equivalent (deadlines to be negotiated with coordinator).
Prescribed Texts:
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to carry out research at an advanced level independently;
  • be able to apply theoretical knowledge in the analysis of literary texts or linguistic phenomena;
  • cbe able to structure and express clearly complex intellectual arguments.
Notes: Previously available as 116-470 Special Research Project.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: French

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