GEOG 4003 - Hons Geography, Environment and Population Thesis

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

The dissertation provides each Honours student with the opportunity to undertake an original and independent research project of their own choice. The thesis or dissertation (15,000 words) is the written document of the research project and its findings. The planning, research and writing of the thesis provides the students will help the student to further develop many academic skills, such as research, critical analysis and writing, to a more advanced level than undergraduate studies. For their thesis, students will be supervised by an academic staff member. Supervisors help with the development of the research topic and questions, and provide regular support and feedback for the students. The combination of own independent research with the guidance and support of the academic supervisor is the essential learning and teaching part of this core component/course of the Geography, Environment and Population Honours program.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code GEOG 4003
    Course Hons Geography, Environment and Population Thesis
    Coordinating Unit Geography, Environment and Population
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 12
    Contact 1 hour per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Completed degree (72 units) with 24 units of Environmental Policy and Management major or completed Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management degree
    Restrictions Available only to students admitted to the relevant Honours program
    Course Description The dissertation provides each Honours student with the opportunity to undertake an original and independent research project of their own choice. The thesis or dissertation (15,000 words) is the written document of the research project and its findings. The planning, research and writing of the thesis provides the students will help the student to further develop many academic skills, such as research, critical analysis and writing, to a more advanced level than undergraduate studies. For their thesis, students will be supervised by an academic staff member. Supervisors help with the development of the research topic and questions, and provide regular support and feedback for the students. The combination of own independent research with the guidance and support of the academic supervisor is the essential learning and teaching part of this core component/course of the Geography, Environment and Population Honours program.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Thomas Wanner

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    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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