Research Preparation (GOVT3994)


This unit assists students to build towards a better fourth year honours dissertation. It considers the construction of a dissertation topic, planning the research, bibliographic searches, and writing the dissertation. The unit devotes a considerable amount of time to exercises designed to help students envisage their honours dissertation and plan fruitful lines of inquiry.

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1x2-hr seminar/week


1500wd thesis review (20%) and 1500wd thesis comparison (20%) and 3000wd thesis prospectus (60%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

18 credit points from Level 3 minimum Credit (Government, Government and International Relations), 12 Senior credit points from Government and International Relations and GOVT2991, each at the level of Credit or better, or with the consent of the Honours



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