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HSS403 Theory and Method in the Humanities and Social Sciences (16)

Abstract

The subject develops Honours students’ understanding of key thinkers and theories in the Humanities and Social Sciences through a selection of topics. The topics are selected in consultation with the supervisor so as to enrich students' sense of the selected field.  It equips students with a theoretical and contextual basis to engage with their Honours project/dissertation.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineBathurst Campus
Session 2
OnlineBathurst Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) students only.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss critically the contributions of key thinkers in the area of the students chosen topic
  • be able to evaluate critically different theories and issues in the Humanities or Social Sciences
  • be able to use appropriate theories and concepts in their own writing
  • be able to apply selected research principles and methods relevant to their chosen discipline
  • be able to to plan project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Skills in critical review, analysis and synthesis of discipline specific knowledge
  • The application of discipline specific knowledge and theories to a piece of research and scholarship.
  • Key thinkers, theories and methods in the Humanities and/or Social Sciences
  • Selected topics by the student in consultation with the supervisor drawn from the Humanities and Social Sciences

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 18 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.