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 second of a series of thesis units for the Bachelor of Indigenous Studies Honours Programs (the other units are SOC40021 and SOC40023).
With guidance from an academic supervisor, students will typically cover the following topics:
Planning and conducting a research project
Relevant methodologies and methods
Conducting the research project
Writing a draft thesis
Completing the thesis for submission.
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
GA1: Intellectual rigour,
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:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|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||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing and synthesizing knowledge in indigenous studies||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|3||demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in indigenous research||Intellectual rigour||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||Ethical practice||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||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|6||create a thesis or research project that demonstrates research and design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgement in developing new understanding||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||exercise autonomy in one’s learning and responsibility in one’s practice as a researcher.||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning|