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BA4101 - Humanities Honours Seminar 1: Research

Credit points: 6
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject consists of an introduction to the theories and methods that will equip students to undertake an honours project in the humanities. Through shared discussion, skills-based workshops, and independent study, students will engage with relevant scholarship and practices shared across the humanities, specific to their discipline, and tailored to their independent research project.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse and synthesise advance theoretical knowledge relevant to undertaking higher-level research in the humanities in general and in a discipline specialism in particular;
  • design and formulate an approach to undertaking deep and sustained analysis of a complex problem in a discipline area in the humanities;
  • identify, justify and employ appropriate methodologies for undertaking an independent research project a discipline area in the humanities.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Self-reflection task - (20%) - Individual
  • This assessment comprises two parts - a Working Bibliography (10%) and a Literature Review or Essay (30%) - (40%) - Individual.


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Dr Emma Maguire, Dr Claire Hansen
Lecturers: Dr Emma Maguire, Dr Claire Hansen.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 26 hours - Online Activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.