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PL4500 - Political Science Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Subject chain: PL4500 PL4501
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Selection, design, planning and research of a thesis of 12,000-15,000 words on a topic approved by the Head of School.

Learning Outcomes

  • a professional level of expertise in a selected area of political science;
  • the research and research-planning skills needed for a substantial independent research project;
  • evidence of understanding of theoretical ideas relevant to the topic.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PL4202 PL4201

Availabilities

As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Surin Maisrikrod
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Douglas Hunt, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Surin Maisrikrod.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours
Assessment: thesis (100%) examined by two examiners approved by relevant head of school(s).

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Douglas Hunt
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Douglas Hunt, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Surin Maisrikrod.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours
Assessment: thesis (100%) examined by two examiners approved by relevant head of school(s).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Douglas Hunt
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Douglas Hunt, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Surin Maisrikrod.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours
Assessment: thesis (100%) examined by two examiners approved by relevant head of school(s).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Douglas Hunt
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Douglas Hunt, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Surin Maisrikrod.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours
Assessment: thesis (100%) examined by two examiners approved by relevant head of school(s).

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.