Research Project

Subject 756-402 (2009)

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Credit Points: 25.00
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular individual consultation with assigned supervisor
Total Time Commitment: Regular individual consultation with assigned supervisor.
Prerequisites: None
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:


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Subject Overview:

Original research on an approved research project may be in fields such as dance history, dance in a particular cultural context, dance kinesiology or therapy, aesthetics or philosophy of dance. A minimum of 80% of the student's research project must involve theoretical study culminating in a written essay of 5000 words. This may be supported, in the oral presentation, by documentation in other media such as video or notation or by a performance of relevant movement material.


Oral presentation of research findings in chosen topic in an open forum (20%); a final essay of 5000 words (80%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should have acquired the following:

  • the capacity to access, evaluate and analyse data from a range of sources;
  • the ability to communicate in writing;
  • the ability to connect theory and practice
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Dance(Honours)(VCA)

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