DEVT 4004A - Hons International Development Thesis A

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021

This course is based on the production of a 15,000 word dissertation. This will be the primary objective of the course, and the planning, researching and writing of the thesis will be done by the student under supervision by staff members and the course coordinator/s. A dissertation seminar will be a part of the course and is designed to support students through the stages of producing a dissertation. It aims to assist students to arrive and articulate a relevant topic; to turn this topic into an l problem appropriate to the task of writing a thesis; to aid in the consideration of useful theoretical perspectives; to help identify and locate material and relevant literature; to create tasks that address the chosen problem; and help in the creation of a dissertation structure. Topics pertaining to the processes of research, writing and time management will also be covered in the seminars. Students are expected to give structured presentations on aspects of their research projects and dissertations, with a view to workshopping and refining work-in-progress.

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