GEOG 5550B - Dissertation Env Pol & Mgt (Applied) F/T Part 2
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016
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General Course Information
Course Code GEOG 5550B Course Dissertation Env Pol & Mgt (Applied) F/T Part 2 Coordinating Unit Geography, Environment and Population Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 24 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites 24 units in the MEnvPolicy&Policy(App) Restrictions Available to MEnvPolicy&Policy(App) students only Course Description The Major Dissertation Environmental Policy & Management (Applied) F/T involves the undertaking of a full-year (semester 1 and 2) research project and the submission by the due date of a dissertation on the project of approximately 20-24000 words, with an accompanying seminar. The Dissertation Environmental Policy & Management (Applied) P/T will have two years (four semesters) to complete the dissertation and seminar.
Course Coordinator: Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray
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Course Learning OutcomesUpon completing this course students will:
1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the different steps in research
2. Critically reflect on and interrogate literature in their field
3. Demonstrate capacity to undertake research at post graduate level
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Required ResourcesStudents will receive resources related to how to do research in a folder in MYUNI. Outside of that they will receive specialised advice and resources based on consultation with their coordinator.
Recommended ResourcesStudents will receive specialised advice and resources based on consultation with their coordinator.
Online LearningOnline resources will be provided, as will means of communications via blogs so students can interact with and support each other.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is designed to encourage students to undertake active independent learning by research. They will be provided with a number of learning resources via online, face to face interaction with their supervisor and a number of workshops designed to build skills in doing research.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.This course requires students to undertake a substantial portion via independent learning and research.
They are also required to attend a number of workshops and have regular meetings with their coordinator who will offer supervisory one on one advice on their search.
Thus it is anticipated students will spend:
1 hours a fortnight @ 14 weeks meeting the coordinator: 7 hours
8 hours a week @ 14 weeks reading and doing research: 112 hours
2 hours a week @ 12 weeks completing formative assessments: 24 hours
Attendance at 3 workshops @ 2 hours each: 6 hours
4 hours verbal preparation and presentation: 4 hours
Learning Activities SummaryAs this is a research course, there is not a weekly timetable of activities.
However, there are a series of workshops that students must attend.
These workshops will be held at fortnightly intervals during the semester.
Students will undertake the following activities:
Regular meetings with supervisor: Ongoing throughout term
Workshop 1: Induction: Doing dissertation research
Workshop 2: How to write a literature review
Workshop 3: Writing workshop
Workshop 4: Verbals
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Assessment SummaryAssignment 1: Completion of literature review: Formative
Assignment 2: Full draft of Masters dissertation: Formative
Assignment 3: Verbal presentation of dissertation topic: Formative
Assignment 4: Dissertation (10 or 20 thousand words depending on units): 100%
Assessment DetailAssignment 1: Completion of literature review
Students will be required to present a full copy of their literature review – on the Masters topic they have chosen, to the coordinator for feedback
Assignment 2: Full draft of Masters dissertation
Students will be required to present a full copy of their Masters dissertation, to the coordinator for feedback
Assignment 3: Verbal presentation of dissertation topic
Students will present a 15 minute verbal summary of their dissertation to their peers and other staff for feedback
Assignment 4: Dissertation (10 or 20 thousand words depending on units)
Students will present a full revised copy of their dissertation to the Course coordinator for assessment.
Submission dates are given to students at the start of each Semester
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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