Major Thesis - Environmental Studies

Subject 121-502 (2009)

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Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at .
Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Dr Peter Alexander Christoff
Subject Overview:

The Environmental Studies Major Thesis is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research in Environmental Studies. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. Students who complete this subject will produce a 30,000-word thesis on a research project dealing with an area of Environmental Studies; demonstrate an ability to present, argue and demonstrate a coherent hypothesis on an issue in Environmental Studies, supported by research and analysis; and demonstrate an aptitude for original research at a higher degree level in the future.

Assessment: Thesis 30 000 words
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • think critically about environmental studies;
  • obtain information to evaluate propositions about issues and principles in environmental studies;
  • write a coherent, well-argued and empirically substantiated research paper.

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