Dr Kate Murphy
Areas of Research & Units
As staff member’s interest range widely, the International Studies Honours Program offers supervision in a number of Research areas and students who wish to work on a topic should contact the the Discipline Coordinator (above) or the Director of International Studies, Associate Professor Seamus O’Hanlon.
International Studies Program – Honours Units
|Core Units – Students Must Complete the following core unit
|Suggested Elective Units Students must choose a further 12 points of study at fourth-year level from the faculty’s offerings and have this choice approved by the Honours coordinator for International Studies. Suggested units are listed below but now all are offered each semester. Students are required to research the appropriate offerings and make a decision appropriately.|
Prato Winter Semester Units on offer 2012
Semester One Units
Semester Two units
The Honours Program involves intensive advanced study combining coursework with a research project, or dissertation, in which the student engages in independent research on an approved topic under the supervision of a member of academic staff.
For many students honours provides a stimulating and satisfying completion to their undergraduate work and for others it also offers a gateway to postgraduate research since the entry requirement for research degrees usually involves honours study to a specific level.
A regular general Seminar involves all students undertaking honours and provides a forum to support students as they progress through their dissertation work. This seminar is run by the School Honours Coordinator, whose specific responsibility is to guide honours students through the year from their initial application to the submission of their dissertation.
This Program offers the opportunity for students to undertake 4th year honours courses which can combine study with other disciplines in our School and Faculty with permission & advice from the Honours Coordinator.
Prizes are offered for the best thesis in International Studies and for the best overall grade in International Studies for the Honours year. Each prize is worth $500.