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Communication and Information Project PG (9107.4)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications

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Syllabus

In this capstone unit students plan and execute a substantial research or professionally-based project in strategic communication or information studies. Students will define a research question or professional problem based on the application of appropriate theoretical frameworks. Students present their research in the form of a research dissertation of approximately 5,000 to 10,000 word, or an equivalent professional document or creative outcome supported by a 3,000 to 4,000 word reflective piece. This is a substantial undertaking, and each student will be appointed an appropriate academic supervisor to oversee their project. In addition, students will engage in online forums with the unit convener to discuss the progress of their project, and present their study in an academic forum.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and the ability to reflect critically on theory and professional practice;

2. Apply an advanced knowledge of recent disciplinary developments in strategic communication or information studies;

3. Demonstrate skills and understanding in the processes of developing novel research or scholarship;

4. Undertake a research project or professional project and deliver its findings with autonomy and accountability; and

5. Present the findings of the research report or professional project in academic forums.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

6 hours per week.

Prerequisites

9111 Social Research PG

PLEASE NOTE: The Summer Term offering of this unit is only available to students who have received written approval from the unit convener.

Corequisites

None

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge of and ability to apply social research methods.

Incompatible Units

None

Equivalent Units

None


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