Honours Research Thesis 18cp (6cp) (7065.6)
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|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Undergraduate Honours Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the ability to undertake an original research project, demonstrate skills and understanding of research processes, understand the nature of research and independent thinking and action, complete the research thesis within the timeframe and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with the supervisor.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
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Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items will be submitted online via the unit Canvas site.
Format of Thesis - You send an electronic copy after you have uploaded it into Canvas to Mary.Walsh@canberra.edu.au
- Title page – title of thesis, name, degree and university
- Certificate of authorship (I declare the work presented in this thesis is entirely original and my own work, except as acknowledged in the text and that the material has not been submitted, either in whole or in part, for a degree at this or any other university – signed and dated)
- Retention and use of thesis by the University (statement)
- Thesis structure – (optional)
- Table of contents – chapter structure
- Introduction, chapters and conclusion
There is no supplementary assessment in this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to meeting regularly with their Honours Research supervisor.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
Dr Mary Walsh is an Associate Professor in Politics and Political Theory in the Faculty of Business, Government and Law who came to the University of Canberra in 2001. Previously she taught at the University of Queensland, Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology.
Dr Walsh has received numerous teaching awards since 1998. In 2016 & 2015, Mary received the UCSA Lecturer of the Year award. In 2014, she received the University level award from the UC Student Association for Favourite Lecture in 2014 for a lecture on Feminism in the unit Politics and Democracy. In 2013, Mary received the UC Student Association inaugural awards for Favourite Lecturer in the Faculty of Business, Government and Law, and Favourite Unit for Introduction to Politics and Government. She also received the University level award from the UC Student Association for Favourite Lecture in 2013 for Australian Political Parties. In 2012, Mary received a Faculty of Business, Government and Law award for Excellence in Mentoring a Faculty Student Society (PIRaNaS) with Professor Peter Leahy and a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching in Political Science from the American Political Science Association. In 2011, Mary received an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation Award for her Politics Mentoring Program and a 2011 Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching in Political Science from the American Political Science Association. In 2010, she received the University of Canberra Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, the University of Canberra Unit Satisfaction Survey (USS) Recognition award for Politics and Democracy for the Faculty of Business and Government and a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching in Political Science from the American Political Science Association.
Dr Walsh is the Program Director of the Bachelor of Politics and International Relations and the Bachelor of Philosophy Honours program. Dr Walsh has published numerous book chapters, journal articles and review essays (some of which are listed below) and reviews books for Contemporary Political Theory (UK), the Australian Journal of Political Science and the Australian Journal of Public Administration. She is a member of the American Political Science Association, the British Political Studies Association and the Australian Political Studies Association (where she has served on the executive 2008-2009).