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This subject is designed to produce a 5,000-word 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 with a supervisor allow the student to obtain advice and guidance for completion of an 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.
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: 2 December 2019