Special Research Topics

Subject MULT40007 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meeting with supervisor (1 hour per week)
Total Time Commitment:

Total of 10 hours per week.


Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in Italian, French or Spanish for fourth year.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

Previously available as 116-470 Special Research Project. Students who have completed 116-470 Special Research Project are not allowed to enrol in this subject.

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: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/

All students doing honours in Italian, French or Spanish must enrol in this subject, unless they have received an exemption from the cour coordinator.


Prof John Hajek j.hajek@unimelb.edu.au (Semester 1)

Dr Vita Giordano vita@unimelb.edu.au (Semester 2)

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.

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.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: French
Spanish and Latin American Studies

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