- Identification of a research area
- Formulation of a research question
- Engaging in Research
- Formulating a Research Proposal
- Presentation of a Research Proposal
- Discussion on writing skills
- Preparation of a Work in Progress Report
- Submission of a draft essay and the incorporation of feedback
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
- Assignment 1 - Research Proposal (10%)
- Assignment 2 - Progress report (20%)
- Assignment 3 - Workshops and discussion (10%)
- Assignment 4 - Research Essay (60%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as POIX399 Political Thought in Action.
Please note: This subject is available in Macquarie Semester 3. This is an intensive semester which spans only 9 weeks (including recess). Students are advised to enrol in only one or two subjects in Semester 3.
This subject is required for all students undertaking a politics major but is available to other students who have completed Level 1 and 2 Politics/International Relations subjects, and preferably 1 Level 3 subject. The subject builds on the diversity of earlier subjects in politics and international relations by requiring students to propose and develop a research project based on their prior study of politics and to produce a substantial piece of written work in response to that project under the guidance of an academic in the Department. Emphasis will be placed on the ability to provide reasoned arguments and to present findings in a way that would satisfy a critical audience. All students will be required to propose a viable research question and make both formal and informal written arguments in support of that proposal. They will engage in workshopping their ideas, contribute to the work of other students by engaging in constructive discussion, and formally report on their progress as they work through the research process.