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IA5110 - Individual Study/Project

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Indigenous Education & Research Centre

Available to all postgraduate students.

This subject allows for independent work in an area of Indigenous research of the student's own choosing. In consultation with the lecturer, a program of reading, guided research and conference relating to the specialised area, is designed to cater for individual student interests and projects. Students will provide an outline for their proposal for an individual project to the Lecturer, within two weeks of the commencement of the study period.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore basic research theory and practice as it applies to topics related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • Conduct independent research on a supervised topic, examining research contexts, literature, methodologies and findings;
  • Critically examine aspects of research design incorporating ethical considerations and critical Indigenous research methodologies;
  • Conduct a literature review using appropriate academic language and formatting.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Presentations - (30%)
  • project proposal - (30%)
  • literature review - (40%).


Cairns, External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Felecia Watkin, Professor Andrew Day.

Cairns, External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Felecia Watkin, Professor Andrew Day

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.