Anthropology & Social Theory Thesis

Subject ANTH40007 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with a supervisor throughout the semester
Total Time Commitment:

an average of 20 hours each week

Note: Enrolment in this thesis subject must be over two consecutive semesters

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: Students enrolling in this subject must have completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Non Allowed Subjects: Honours and postgraduate diploma students can only enrol in one of ANTH40007 and ANTH40008. ANTH40007 is the thesis subjects for New Generation Arts students who have completed the major in Anthropology and Social Theory.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:
Subject Overview:

An independent research project on a topic to be approved by the course coordinator and under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.


Students who successfully complete this subject should

  • be familiar with the methods and concepts employed in the preparation of a review of the literature on research topics in anthropology and social theory.
  • be able to devise a research question.
  • be able to design a program of research from which an answer to the research question can be developed.
  • have mastered methods and techniques of analysis of data.
  • have written a sustained evidence-based thesis in a style comprehensible to non-experts in the field
Assessment: A thesis of 15,000 words, due at the end of the second semester of enrolment. A hurdle requirement is the submission of a research and thesis proposal on a date specified before the end of the first week of semester.
Prescribed Texts:

Appropriate texts will be determined in consultation with Thesis supervisor

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject should

  • show initiative in self-directed research
  • demonstrate an ability to identify, collect and collate data relevant to a research question
  • demonstrate an ability to critically analyse and evaluate data
  • be able to communicate the aims and outcomes of research intelligibly and economically
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Notes: This honours thesis is for New Generation students completing honours in Anthropology and Social Theory
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Anthropology && Social Theory
Anthropology and Social Theory

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