|Semester 2, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Guided Arts Studies B|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|ASCED code :||090399 - Studies in Human Society n.e.c|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||28 October 2021|
Examiner: Nike Sulway
Pre-requisite: Students must have successfully completed HMT4005 or BCA8002 or HMT4007 or be enrolled in DPHD program
It is recommended students successfully complete a minimum of four Masters level courses before enrolling in MAR8007. Student enrolment is subject to the agreement of an appropriate supervisor.
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course has been designed to allow postgraduate students to build on previously acquired knowledge to develop specific areas of research. Students will use this course to build on earlier courses, to undertake independent learning under the guidance of a supervisor.
This course enables students to undertake research in an area of specialist study through independent learning. The course builds on theory and practice taught previously in students' chosen arts major. To complete this course students will be required to devise a special research project on a central theme or topic area. Students will demonstrate advanced scholarship through the submission of professional reports or an extended research essay completed in 2 parts. The total word count of the assessment will be 5,000 words.
On successful completion of this course students should have:
- knowledge of the major themes and theoretical issues in their chosen area of study;
- an ability to comprehend specialist literature and to synthesise this in rational arguments;
- demonstrated academic and professional literacy at an advanced level by carrying out appropriate and relevant research independently;
- advanced level written communication skills appropriate to the discipline and profession.
Text and Materials
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=02&subject1=MAR8007)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student Workload Expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|PROPOSAL (500 WORDS)||100||10||23 Jul 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 1 (2000 WORDS)||100||40||03 Sep 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 2 (2500 WORDS)||100||50||15 Oct 2021|
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online:
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure https://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.