Special Research Topics

Subject MULT40007 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meeting with supervisor (1 hour per week)
Total Time Commitment:

Total of 170 hours.


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

Students are only permitted to enrol with express written permission of the coordinator.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


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/

Students are only permitted to enrol with written approval by the course coordinator.


Prof John Hajek


Prof John Hajek j.hajek@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

Students studying French, German, Italian or Spanish at 4th or 5th year are permitted to take this individual reading subject subject to coordinator authorisation to enrol. 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.

Learning Outcomes:
  • be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a particular topic in Italian, French, German, Spanish or Russian 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).

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Recommended 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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