Special Research Topics

Subject MULT40007 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) or Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) in French, German or Italian, or admission to fourth-year Honours in French, German, Italian or Spanish.

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:

170 hours


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

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


Dr Adrian Hearn


Email: a.hearn@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:

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • 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).

Prescribed Texts: None
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:

  • 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.
Links to further information: http://languages-linguistics.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: French
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - French
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - German
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Italian
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - French
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - German
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Italian
PC-ARTS French
PC-ARTS German
PC-ARTS Italian
PD-ARTS French
PD-ARTS German
PD-ARTS Italian
Spanish and Latin American Studies

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