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PL4501 - Political Science Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

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

Individually selected topic approved by the Head of School and agreed to by the nominated supervisor.The Politics Honours Thesis provides an opportunity for students to complete an original piece of research on a topic selected in consultation with the nominated supervisor and approved by the Head of School. It involves regular meetings with a research supervisor(s). The thesis will be 12,000-15,000 words.

Learning Outcomes

  • achieve a professional level of expertise in a selected area of politics;
  • develop research and writing skills required to complete a substantial independent research project in the political science discipline.

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.
Prerequisites: PL4500
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 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).

Townsville, 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).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-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).

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