Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CREA401
Subject Name Minor Thesis in Creative Arts
Credit Points 24
Pre-Requisites Entry to the Honours year shall be determined by the Honours Co-ordinator.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in Course Code 843 - Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours).
Equivalence None.
Assessment Thesis - Minor thesis of 10,000-15,000 words (80%). Assignment - Research seminar assessment tasks (20%).
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.500
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 3283  $ 3283  $ 3283  $ 3283  $ 3283  $ 3283 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Annual  (04-03-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Guy Davidson
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Shady Cosgrove
Instance Comment  
Census Date 29-04-2019

Subject Description
This subject leads to the completion of a thesis of 10,000 - 15,000 words in the area of a candidate's major study. Candidates shall select an appropriate Creative Arts topic for research, approved by their supervisor and the Honours Co-ordinator. Approval shall be subject to the availability of a member of staff with appropriate expertise to supervise and assess progress, and the accessibility of the relevant literature. Thesis work will normally include a critical survey of the available literature. Students will be required to work in close consultation with their supervisor. They will be required to attend a weekly Research Methods Seminar in Autumn session.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. present a research paper to an academic gathering
2. organise and format research related files on a computer
3. outline clear proposals for research
4. compile bibliographies (including annotated bibliographies)
5. demonstrate familiarity with library resources in the field of research
6. reveal a capacity to plan effective, feasible and well considered research and demonstrate this by adapting appropriate research methodologies
7. comment critically on literature in the field of research
8. demonstrate well developed scholarly writing and editing skills
9. apply an understanding of the thesis as genre by being able to lay out a thesis
10. use appropriate methods of documentation for scholarly research
11. write a thesis


Textbook Information
Recommended texts can be discussed with your Honours supervisor
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:



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