1 x 2-hour supervised study weekly
1 Admission into HBA-Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
1a Admission into HBCACW-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) (Creative Writing)
1b Admission into GDPCACW-Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts (Creative Writing)
1c Admission into MCACW-Master of Creative Arts (Creative Writing)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ENGL7223, ENGL7223A has been successfully completed
Topic description
Students will negotiate a research topic with a member of staff who will supervise that project. Assessable work of 4500 words is required, presented in a format to be decided by negotiation between the lecturer and the student.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • provide students with an opportunity to undertake research at Honours level in an area of literature (or related area) not otherwise available in the English Honours Program

  • analyse and apply theoretical frameworks drawn from their area of literary (or related) research

  • further expand students' knowledge and experience of the research tools needed to complete a long essay at Honours level

  • provide an opportunity for students to further demonstrate advanced research skills and in-depth knowledge over a long essay

  • develop students' skills and abilities in critical thinking

  • develop students' skills and abilities in undertaking research and in tailoring a research project at Honours level

  • develop students' understanding of the area of literary (or related) research that they have chosen
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will have gained:

  • skills in a range of research activities

  • the ability to communicate research skills and knowledge via written communication/assessment

  • the ability to undertake research independently in a guided study program

  • advanced written communication skills

  • the ability to identify and describe some key texts in their chosen area of literary (or related) research

  • identify key issues in a specialised area of literary (or related) research