Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Social Science School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Contact hours

Incompatible

SOCY3050, CRIM7050, SOCY7000

Prerequisite

#4 of intro CRIM courses; #4 of SOCY2049 and SOCY2339; and #4 of advanced CRIM courses

Assessment methods

Student negotiated assessment

Course coordinator

Head of Discipline

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

Independent study allows third-year students who have excelled in their studies to undertake a semester-long piece of research and writing under the supervision of a member of the criminology staff. The course is reserved for those who have enrolled in the extended major in criminology and/or who meet the following prerequisites: #4 of CRIM intro courses; #4 of SOCY2049 and SOCY2339; and #4 of CRIM advanced electives. Students should contact a member of the criminology staff at least four weeks before the start of semester, providing a one-page outline of their proposed research and writing. The topic must be approved by the supervisor. Once the topic is approved, the student should contact the Head of Criminology and Sociology and indicate their intention of enrolling in CRIM3050. Before granting permission to enrol, the Head of Criminology and Sociology will consider the value and scope of the project, along with the workload implications for the supervisor. Independent study is not normally approved if other electives are available to the student.

Background

The independent study courses were initially designed for a) students who had excelled in their studies and wanted to get a 'taste' of research by working independently on a small project with a supervisor and/or b) students who showed aptitude to undertake independent research and who had no electives left from which to choose in finishing their degrees. In recent semesters, students appear to be choosing independent study as if it were a general elective in their degrees. The problem for CRIM and SOCY staff is that there is limited capacity to supervise these students. In suggesting the new course descriptions below, the aim is to ensure students applying for entry into these courses better understand their purpose.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile