Course Title: International Research Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Research Project

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

SOCU1042

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Val Colic-Peisker

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 9981

Course Coordinator Email: val.colic-peisker@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study
Successful completion of SOCU2166 Foundations of Social Research
OR
Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=x94or0ccuu7k


Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course. For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=twx09y07zi1c


Course Description

This course requires you to undertake an independent research project on a topic with an international and/or intercultural focus with guidance from an experienced academic researcher. The project may be carried out as part of an international internship or as a separate activity.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Conduct advanced literature survey and document searches
  • Design and manage a research project in an unfamiliar cultural context, using appropriate qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Develop a detailed analysis of an international or cross-cultural issue that builds on you previous learning
  • Write an extended research-based report in a professional manner
  • Effectively present the findings of a research project to an audience


Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Critically analyse, synthesize and reflect on knowledge about a rapidly changing world derived from multiple sources, perspectives and values systems
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to effectively solve a range of problems associated with policies and programs in international and cross-cultural settings, and assess economic, cultural, social, environmental and political opportunities and risks
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to effectively solve a range of problems associated with policies and programs in international and cross-cultural settings, and assess economic, cultural, social, environmental and political opportunities and risks


Overview of Learning Activities

The course includes weekly workshops, the details of which are available on the student portal, myRMIT .


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will be able to access to a wide range of learning resources, including the International Studies Research Project Handbook and content for your course from the student portal, myRMIT. As this course involves independent research, you are expected to conduct a literature review during which a wide range of learning resources specific to your project will be identified.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.


Assessment tasks will include the production of a research project proposal and an extended research report..


If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.


Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment