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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Undertaking a piece of original research as part of a greater understanding of the professional historical experience, students work in partnership with a community partner. The research is closely supervised and is expected to result in both a piece of public scholarship and an account of the historiographical issues raised during its completion.

Unit content

  • Nature of research
  • Techniques and methods
  • Public scholarship
  • Managing research projects

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1undertake a literature search focusing on the area of the research topicKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2work with a community to devise a research projectEthical practiceLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
3develop and clarify project roles with a community partnerEthical practiceLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
4demonstrate different research techniques and methodsEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
5know how to propose, and then carry through, a major research project in community historyEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
6demonstrate oral and written skills in communicating research findings.Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. undertake a literature search focusing on the area of the research topic
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. work with a community to devise a research project
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. develop and clarify project roles with a community partner
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. demonstrate different research techniques and methods
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. know how to propose, and then carry through, a major research project in community history
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. demonstrate oral and written skills in communicating research findings.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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