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GCST4101 - Arguing the Point
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
Domestic Fee: $2,310
International Fee: $2,550
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Gender and Cultural Studies
Offered session(s): 1
Department permission required for enrolment in the following session(s): 1
Prerequisites: Credit average in 48 senior credit points of Gender Studies, including GCST2602 (or WMST2002)
Prohibitions: WMST4011
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ruth Barcan

Classes: one 2 hour seminar per week

Assessment: 4000-6000 words assessment

This core unit of study aims to develop scholarly skills of research, writing and argumentation. Through the study of different examples of academic research, we will carefully draw out why and how certain research and argumentation strategies are privileged in different texts. We will also closely examine different genres of academic writing and different modes of research (including empirical research). The unit will encourage students to develop their own argumentation skills and research practices.The Honours in Gender Studies and Honours in Cultural Studies programs are structured in the same way. For each, a student must enrol in GCST4101 Arguing the Point and GCST4102 Research Skills. Every student then takes four Honours Thesis units and two Honours Seminar units, in Gender Studies or Cultural Studies respectively. It is also possible to do combined Honours by enrolling in one Seminar and two Thesis units from each discipline. All Honours students are also expected to attend the Departmental research seminar series.
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