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Screen & Cultural Studies Thesis Part 1 (SCRN40017)

HonoursPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeSCRN40017
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

A research topic selected in consultation with the allocated supervisor. Enrolment in the thesis is across two consecutive semesters and students must enrol in the subject in each semester to ensure they are meeting the full 50 point requirement for the year-long subject.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students will:

  • develop and complete a significant research project which is written up and presented as a 15,000 word dissertation;
  • develop skills in scholarly investigation and critical analysis appropriate to screen and cultural studies; and
  • enhance research capacity and to improve writing skills under supervision.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:

  • be able to conceptualise and plan a substantial project of original research;
  • present material in draft form and engage productively with a supervisor;
  • synthesise critical arguments and debates;
  • enhance writing skills in both a critical and creative manner;
  • manage time and study resources over two consecutive semesters;
  • possess advanced skills of critical thinking and analysis;
  • possess an ability to communicate knowledge intelligibly, economically and effectively; and
  • have an understanding of social, ethical and cultural context.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
MULT50001 Research Principles and Practices
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
(may be taken concurrently)

Please note:

  • This subject is only available to students enrolled in a BH-Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Degree with Honours) or a GD-Arts, Graduate Diploma (Advanced)

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
SCRN40015 Screen Studies Thesis
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
SCRN40012
Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
CULS40009 2019
SCRN40014
Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
SCRN40016 2019

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

This assessment statement applies to the entire enrolment across Parts 1 and 2 of the subject (i.e. SCRN40017 and SCRN40018 together):

  • A thesis of 15,000 words on an approved topic written over two consecutive semesters, due at the end of the second semester of enrolment (100%).
  • Hurdle: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of supervision meetings in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Any student who fails to meet this hurdle without valid reason will not be eligible to pass the subject. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject. Essays submitted after the due date without an extension will be penalised 2% per day. Essays submitted after two weeks of the assessment due date without a formally approved application for special consideration or an extension will only be marked on a pass/fail basis if accepted.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorMark Nicholls
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursRegular, documented consultations over two semesters with the supervisor(s) as arranged. Meetings should normally occur at least fortnightly and should be at least of half an hour duration.
    Total time commitment680 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorMark Nicholls
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursRegular, documented consultations over two semesters with the supervisor(s) as arranged. Meetings should normally occur at least fortnightly and should be at least of half an hour duration.
    Total time commitment680 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

This subject is taught over two consecutive semesters. Total time commitment for the subject is approximately 680 hours, inclusive of two semesters (thesis Part 1 and Part 2).

Additional delivery details

This is part of a 50 point thesis subject, continuing over two consecutive study periods.

Students are required to enrol in:

  • SCRN40017 Screen & Cultural Studies Thesis Part 1 (25 points) and
  • SCRN40018 Screen & Cultural Studies Thesis Part 2 (25 points), consecutively.

Students will receive a ‘CNT’ grade in the part 1 and results will be entered if and when both part 1 and 2 are completed.

Information provided on this page applies to Part 1 and Part 2 of the subject (SCRN40017 and SCRN40018).

Further information

Last updated: 3 August 2019