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Social Theory Thesis Part 1 (SOLS90004)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeSOLS90004
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject involves a supervised thesis of 15 000 words, embodying the results of the student's own research.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • understand the process of research, including compliance with any ethical requirement of the university concerning research;
  • develop a comprehensive understanding of the criminological literature relevant to their research; and
  • be able to integrate theory and method in a logical manner.

Generic skills

On succesful completion of this subject, students should:

  • have an advanced understanding of the relevant knowledge base in the specialist area;
  • have the ability to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in the specialist area;
  • have well-developed problem-solving skills in the specialist area;
  • have significant capacity to articulate knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations;
  • have a capacity to engage where appropriate with issues in contemporary society.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

To enrol in this subject, students must be admitted into the

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) 2019
- specialisation in Social Theory.

Students completing the thesis must also enrol in POLS40013

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
Social Science Research Seminar 2019
(may be taken concurrently).

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
SOLS90002 2019
SOTH40004 Social Theory Thesis 18.75

Recommended background knowledge

Social Theory at the undergraduate level

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

  • Please note: This assessment statement applies to the entire enrolment across parts 1 and 2 of the subject (i.e. SOLS90004 and SOLS90005 together)
  • A thesis of 15,000 words (100%), due at the end of the second semester of enrolment
  • Hurdle statement: the following requirements must be met in order for students to be eligible to submit the final thesis:
  • Supervision: Regular supervisory meetings
  • Topic Proposal Form: To be submitted by the first week of the semester of thesis enrolment.
  • Progress Report: To be submitted half way through the thesis year.
  • Thesis Draft: A full draft of the thesis is to be submitted approximately 5 weeks prior to the final thesis submission date.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorLiz Dean
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursRegular, documented consultations with the supervisor over two consecutive semesters of enrolment. 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 coordinatorDan Woodman
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursRegular, documented consultations with the supervisor over two consecutive semesters of enrolment. 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

680 hours total - inclusive of two semesters (thesis Part 1 and Part 2)

Additional delivery details

This subject continues over two consecutive study periods, with students first enrolling in SOLS90004 Social Theory Thesis Part 1 and then subsequently enrolling in SOLS90005 Social Theory Thesis Part 2, for a total enrolment of 50 credit points. Students will receive an overall result for the subject following completion of the two-subject sequence.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Subject notes

    Please note: Information in this Handbook entry refers to both Part 1 and Part 2 of this subject (SOLS90004 Social Theory Thesis Part 1 and SOLS90005 Social Theory Thesis Part 2)

Last updated: 9 November 2018