Shorter Thesis - History

Subject HIST90002 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at Parkville.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with supervisor
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to course 102-JB (Shorter thesis and advanced seminars)
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.
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Subject Overview:

A supervised thesis of not more than 20-22,000 words.

  • have gained increased capacity for independent inquiry.
  • have an enhanced capacity for taking the initiative in self-directed research.
  • have an increased capacity for theoretical reflection and argument.
Assessment: A thesis of 20-22 000 words 100% examined by two external examiners.
Prescribed Texts: N/A
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • demonstrate a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning.
  • show intellectual curiosity and creativity, including understanding of philosophical and methodological bases of research activity.
  • demonstrate highly developed cognitive, analytic and problem-solving skills.
Related Course(s): Master of Arts (Public History & Heritage) Adv.Seminars & Shorter Thesis
Master of Arts in History (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)

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