University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

DEVT 4003 - Honours International Development Thesis

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 12
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available only to students admitted to relevant Honours program
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: Bachelor of Development Studies or completed degree (72 units) with a 24 unit Major in Development Studies
Assessment: 15,000 word thesis (100%)

This course is based on the production of a 15,000 word dissertation. This will be the primary objective of the course, and the planning, researching and writing of the thesis will be done by the student under supervision by staff members and the course coordinator/s. A dissertation seminar will be a part of the course and is designed to support students through the stages of producing a dissertation. It aims to assist students to arrive and articulate a relevant topic; to turn this topic into a problem appropriate to the task of writing a thesis; to aid in the consideration of useful theoretical perspectives; to help identify and locate material and relevant literature; to create tasks that address the chosen problem; and help in the creation of a dissertation structure. Topics pertaining to the processes of research, writing and time management will also be covered in the seminars. Students are expected to give structured presentations on aspects of their research projects and dissertations, with a view to workshopping and refining work-in-progress.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22262 SE01 11 9 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 2pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG07, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 2pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG07, Teaching Room