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Unit details

SLE798 - Researching for Country

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQE743

Unit chair:

Suzanne Nunn

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

This unit is delivered in a Community Based Delivery (CBD) mode. Students attend 3 x 1 week intensives per trimester

Note:

Enrolment in this unit is handled by the Institute of Koorie Education.

Content

The unit begins by discussing the importance and contribution that research can make to the knowledge needs of natural and cultural environments.   This discussion will also include issues such as the protocols required to engage in such research, community consultation processes and the intellectual property rights that protect such research.  The unit then examines the various methods for locating, gathering, interpreting and writing research.  This includes a critical analysis of the source materials and an understanding of the context in which they will be presented.  Students will then write a paper that explores a specific aspect of natural and cultural resource management for a certain audience; present a short film and finally write a research paper. 

Assessment

Exploratory research paper (1000 words) 30%, visual presentation 20%, research paper (2000 words) 50%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 50% for the research paper.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$4403$4894

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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