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Unit description

Engages students in a staged thesis unit for the Bachelor of Indigenous Studies honours program. 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 Bachelor of Indigenous Studies Honours Programs (the other units are SOC40022 and SOC40023).

Unit content

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

  • 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.

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
1demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts in the Bachelor of Indigenous Studies with advanced understanding in at least one aspectIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing and synthesizing knowledge in indigenous studiesCreativityCommunication and social skills
3demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in indigenous researchIntellectual rigourLifelong learning
4demonstrate written, verbal and other applicable communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge, and the capacity to disseminate findings in diverse contextsEthical practiceCultural competence
5demonstrate written, verbal and other applicable communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge, and the capacity to disseminate findings in diverse contextsCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
6create a thesis or research project that demonstrates research and design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgement in developing new understandingCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
7exercise autonomy in one’s learning and responsibility in one’s practice as a researcher.Ethical practiceLifelong learning

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

  1. demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts in the Bachelor of Indigenous Studies with advanced understanding in at least one aspect
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing and synthesizing knowledge in indigenous studies
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in indigenous research
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. demonstrate written, verbal and other applicable communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge, and the capacity to disseminate findings in diverse contexts
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. demonstrate written, verbal and other applicable communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge, and the capacity to disseminate findings in diverse contexts
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  6. create a thesis or research project that demonstrates research and design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgement in developing new understanding
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  7. exercise autonomy in one’s learning and responsibility in one’s practice as a researcher.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Self-directed project N/A (N/A)
Assessment
See SOC40023 Indigenous Research (Stage 3 of 3) Thesis.100%

Teaching method
Self-directed project N/A (N/A)
Assessment
See SOC40023 Indigenous Research (Stage 3 of 3) Thesis.100%
Notice

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Fee information

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