|Unit convenor and teaching staff
Unit convenor and teaching staff
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B710, Level 7, Arts Precinct, Macquarie University
Admission to MRes
Research Frontiers 1 is a year-long unit that will expose Bachelor of Philosophy students to the range of topics that are currently dominating their chosen disciplines and the Humanities and Social Sciences more broadly. It will equip students with the skills to critically appraise the emerging research trends in their area of study, and prepare students to undertake independent research by allowing them to craft their own study program, tailored to their developing research ideas, and which incorporates the reading and thinking time necessary for the development of a research topic. Students will also participate in Department and Faculty research communities and cultures by attending research seminars, and deepen their learning through critical reflection on their developing skills, knowledge and experiences. Students will acquire disciplinary knowledge at a high level and learn how research is carried out in the disciplinary area of their choice so that by the end of the course they can demonstrate competence in articulating and applying key research skills in their field.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
"Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credits will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests, etc."
Please consult the FOAR7002 iLearn site for the most recent and accurate assessment information.
|Reflections on Learning Experiences
|End-of-year poster reflection
Students will write brief reflections of their learning journeys in response to prompts. Each reflection should communicate the value of activities undertaken for the students' learning journey and developing research ideas (see rubric under the 'Assessments' tab on the iLearn site for precise details of what is expected).
Students will create a poster that depicts their learning journey throughout the year towards their research topic.
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
FOAR7002 is a year long unit. Students will attend 2 introductory lectures at the start of each semester, which will explain how the unit and assessments work. Students will also undertake a personalised program of activities throughout the year designed to support the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate research, developing this program from a list of department-specified options that suit their own research needs (including reading groups, department research seminars, development workshops, research skills workshops and independent reading).
Full details of each department's program for this unit are on the FOAR7002 iLearn site.
Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:
Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct
Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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The program and assessments have been simplied and streamlined from previous offerings.
Unit information based on version 2022.04 of the Handbook