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Urban and Cultural Heritage Minor Thesis (ABPL90382)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90382
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is designed to produce a 10,000 word ordered, critical exposition of knowledge gained through the student's own efforts which demonstrates a sound understanding of a topic of their choice relating to urban and cultural heritage. Regular meetings will be held with a supervisor to allow students to obtain advice on the study topic and help guide their independent study.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject aims to develop the student’s ability in:

  • Critical thinking and analytical ability relating to theoretical and applied sources, concepts and research on issues in urban and cultural heritage;
  • Ability to seek out, evaluate and retrieve information, using appropriate research methods, from multiple sources;
  • Ability to comprehend complex concepts and express them lucidly, orally and textually;
  • Ethics associated with knowledge acquisition and usage; and,
  • Written communication and the presentation of research-based work.

Generic skills

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Critical thinking and analysis, including the development of a logical argument and the framing of a research question;
  • Ability to seek out, retrieve and evaluate information from multiple sources and disciplines;
  • Understanding and lucid expression of complex concepts in written and oral form;
  • Time management skills, and demonstration of a capacity for independent research;
  • Appreciation and implementation of the ethics associated with knowledge creation and usage;
  • High level skills in written and oral communication of ideas, and in the presentation of research:
  • Scholarly use of citations and sources.

Last updated: 9 August 2019