LIB402: Independent Reading


LIB402: Independent Reading

Key details

Accredited towardsBachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts (Honours)
Unit typeCore unit
Credit points12
Indicative contact hours2 hours per week
Personal study16 hours per week
Offered inSemester 1
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This unit prepares students to develop a critical analysis of the literature relevant to their chosen research area in either History, Literature, Philosophy, or Theology. This work will contribute to students’ experience in LIB401 and prepare them for writing the Honours thesis (LIB403). Students should consult their supervisor about an appropriate reading list for the semester.


Learning outcomes

Successful completion of this unit will enable students to:

  1. Identify key sources relevant to their research topic;
  2. Analyse the importance of these sources for understanding their research topic;
  3. Critique different writing methods and styles in relation to their research topic;
  4. Synthesize the literature in their research area;
  5. Evaluate and understand different perspectives;
  6. Write clearly, precisely and elegantly.



Interested in other Honours units?

LIB401: Research Topics
LIB402: Independent Reading
LIB403: Honours Thesis



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