ASIA 4004A - Honours Asian Studies Thesis Two Year Continuing

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017

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 (14,000-16,000 words) is the written document of the research project and its findings. The planning, research and writing of the thesis 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 of the Asian Studies Honours program.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ASIA 4004A
    Course Honours Asian Studies Thesis Two Year Continuing
    Coordinating Unit Centre for Asian Studies
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Contact 1 hour per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Completed degree (72 units) including 12 units of Asian Studies courses or equivalent for non-language students, and 9 units of Asian Studies courses or equivalent plus 6 units of level III Asian language courses.
    Incompatible ASIA 4003
    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 (14,000-16,000 words) is the written document of the research project and its findings. The planning, research and writing of the thesis 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 of the Asian Studies Honours program.
    Course Staff

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    Course Timetable

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  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The Asian Studies Honours Thesis course represents the culmination of the seminar series and results in the production
    of an Honours thesis of 14,000-16,000 words. Course learning objectives for this course are as follows:
    1 To develop the capacity to be able to articulate an appropriate and achievable research project for the Honours program in Asian
    Studies;
    2 To have the skills to turn the selected topic or issues in Asian Studies into a problem that is suited to the task of writing a
    dissertation;
    3 To be able to identify and locate relevant material and literature on the topic;
    4 To be able to identify key theoretical and conceptual works in Asian Studies in order to critically analyse the topic or issue
    5 To develop the skill of articulating a clear, substantiated and theoretically-informed argument in the dissertation;
    6 To aid the in addressing a problem or issue in the world of Asian studies through a critical analysis of a case study or issue.
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Thesis writing under supervision.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    WORKLOAD TOTAL HOURS
    1 hour supervision per week 12 hours pers semester
    12 hours research per week 144 hours per semester
    11 hours writing per week 132 hours per semester
    In addition, A further 24 hours in week 13 is expected
    in revising and editing the thesis in preparation for submission
    24 hours per semester
    TOTAL 312 hours per semeter
    Learning Activities Summary
    Thesis writing under supervision.
  • Assessment

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    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    14,000–16,000 word
    thesis
    Formative and Summative 100% 1,2,3,4,5,6
    Assessment Detail
    Rationale for assessment:  The thesis is the culmination of the Honours year and is weighted accordingly.
    Submission

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    Course Grading

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

    NOG (No Grade Associated)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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