GEOG 5501A - Dissertation Environmental Policy&Management P/T 1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016
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General Course Information
Course Code GEOG 5501A Course Dissertation Environmental Policy&Management P/T 1 Coordinating Unit Geography, Environment and Population Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Restrictions Available to MEnvPolicy&Mgt students only Course Description Dissertation on an Environmental Policy and Management topic approved by the Convenor of the Environmental Policy and Management program.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray
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Course Learning OutcomesAt the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 Write a research proposal 2 Demonstrate understanding of the research process from initiation to completion 3 Critically reflect upon their own and others' writing 4 Demonstrate capacity to write a sustained piece of work summing up the research process
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe teaching and learning mode for this course will be delivered via 4 workshops which you must attend during your candidature. Each student must also arrange a time to see the course coordinator on a regular basis to discuss the progress of their research. These times are to be negotiated individually between each student and the coordinator.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Please note: this is part one of the course and the workload below is reflective of 6 units of study.
3 hours contact per week 36 hours per semester 7 hours reading per week 84 hours per semester 8 hours research per week 96 hours per semester 8 hours writing per week 96 hours per semester TOTAL WORKLOAD 312 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary2-hour workshops and regular meetings with the course coordinator.
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Assessment SummaryPlease note: this is part one of the course; the assessment is continual and will be finalised at the end of part 2 - GEOG 5501B.
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Research proposal Formative 0% 1-4 Literature review Formative 0% 1-4 Dissertation draft Formative 0% 1-4 Dissertation Formative and Summative 100% 1-4
Assessment DetailPlease note the course coordinator will assist with preparation of all three formative tasks, and liaise on a weekly basis. Note the course coordinator will only read – in detail - one full draft of the dissertation so it is a good idea to make sure the draft sent for full review is your best attempt. You can then revise/amend prior to submission. Any additional review will be at the course coordinator's discretion.
SubmissionStudents must submit three soft bound copies to the School of Social Sciences Office and must also email an electronic copy to the course coordinator with a Turnitin report attached.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
NOG (No Grade Associated) Grade Description CN Continuing
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