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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Students will undertake a substantial literature and/or internet research project on a particular aspect or period of the history of astronomy
    • Each student will work closely with a supervisor assigned to his or her project, communicating and exchanging drafts via email
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of a particular aspect of astronomical history
  2. Write a literature review for a project, providing a description of background reading and the plan of research to give a broad understanding of the topic
  3. Undertake independent research
  4. Keep a comprehensive record of research methodologies and references/resources utilised
  5. Write a detailed and clear report of techniques used, investigations undertaken and conclusions reached in the project
  6. Have analysis skills
  7. Have communication skills
  8. Ability to work independently.
  • Assignment 1 - Project report (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Electronic logbook (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - Literature review (30%)
  • Assignment 4 - Project proposal (20%)

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

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-HET612

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject aims to develop the student's knowledge and understanding of a particular aspect or period of the history of astronomy, and their practical literature and internet research skills, plus synthesis and communication skills.