HONS20002 - Coursework B
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

HONS20002 Coursework B is the second of four honours coursework units. Particulars of the specific learning outcomes, set texts and readings, learning materials and assessment will be negotiated with relevant staff in the chosen discipline. The honours course is available in the following disciplines: creative writing, digital media, geography & environmental studies, history, literary & cultural studies, music, professional communication and sociology.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in CA44 Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Distance
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 100%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Honours is taught across a number of disciplines with different learning outcomes and teaching methods. Hence the good practice varies with discipline. HoP Continue with Degree
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Analyse and explain advanced and current specialist knowledge from selected disciplinary perspectives;
  2. Identify, analyse and evaluate discipline relevant problems and articulate the critical debates surrounding them;
  3. Communicate cogent arguments and/or research results in appropriate formats;
  4. Research and deploy evidence, under supervisory guidance, at honours dissertation level; and,
  5. Reflect upon feedback to identify and enact improvements.

N/A

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Knowledge    
2. Communication      
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills        
4. Research
5. Self-management    
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility      
7. Leadership          

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment  

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note: There are no set texts for this unit. Please consult with your discipline coordinator or Head of Program for unit details and readings.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorJohn Fitzsimmons (j.fitzsimmons@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017 Students should contact the honours coordinator for their discipline who will provide them with details of the unit, the learning outcomes and assessment.
Week 2 17-07-2017
Week 3 24-07-2017
Week 4 31-07-2017
Week 5 07-08-2017
Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017
Week 7 28-08-2017
Week 8 04-09-2017
Week 9 11-09-2017
Week 10 18-09-2017
Week 11 25-09-2017
Week 12 02-10-2017
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description
Students will be expected to submit written or project work totalling 5-6,000 words or equivalent to the standard required of a unit within an AQF Level 8 course. Full details of the assessment will be provided by the honours coordinator for the relevant discipline. These will also be available on the Honours Moodle Website: https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=3144
Assessment Due Date As negotiated with the honours coordinator for the relevant discipline.
Return Date to Students Assignments will be returned to students as soon as practicable after submission.
Weighting 100%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Hard copy

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Analyse and explain advanced and current specialist knowledge from selected disciplinary perspectives;

2. Identify, analyse and evaluate discipline relevant problems and articulate the critical debates surrounding them;

3. Communicate cogent arguments and/or research results in appropriate formats;

4. Research and deploy evidence, under supervisory guidance, at honours dissertation level; and,

5. Reflect upon feedback to identify and enact improvements.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility




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