Subject details

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.
    • 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

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject 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 subject:

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.

One of the assignments tasks may also include logging your work electronically. (Electronic Logbook).

  • Project report (50%)
  • Literature review (30%)
  • Project proposal (20%)