Unit aim

Designed as a staged thesis unit for the Social Sciences and Social Welfare Honours Programs. Students have the opportunity to complete a thesis under the guidance of a supervisor. This is the first of a series of thesis units for the Social Sciences and Social Welfare Honours Programs (the other units in the series are SOC40010, SOC40011).

Unit content

With guidance from an academic supervisor, students will typically cover the following topics during the unit:

  • Planning and conducting a research project
  • Relevant methodologies and methods
  • Literature review
  • Thesis planning
  • Conducting the research project
  • Writing a draft thesis
  • Completing the thesis for submission.

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Supervision 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
see SOC40011 Social Science Thesis (Stage 3 of 3)SR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Supervision 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
see SOC40011 Social Science Thesis (Stage 3 of 3)SR

Lismore

Teaching method
Supervision 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
see SOC40011 Social Science Thesis (Stage 3 of 3)SR

Online

Teaching method
Supervision 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
see SOC40011 Social Science Thesis (Stage 3 of 3)SR
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

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