Special Option, Reading and Research Units Application

If you wish to enrol in any of the following units, you must complete this form.

Undergraduate

  • HUMS301: Special Option

This unit is designed to allow students to pursue supervised individual research interests or to undertake an agreed program of study.

Assessment: 2 x 2500 word essays OR 1 x 5000 word essay (assessment is flexible in consultation with the supervisor).

Postgraduate

  • HUMS505: Reading Unit

This unit is designed to allow students to pursue supervised individual research interests or to undertake an agreed program of study. If candidature in the Master of Arts, reading course topic must be in the same area of study as the nominated major sequence.

Assessment: 2 x 3000 word essays OR 1 x 6000 word essay (assessment is flexible in consultation with the supervisor).

Please read the following information BEFORE you complete this form.

  1. Ensure you meet the prerequisite requirements for the HUMS units, which are:
    1. 300-level - Any 24 cp
    2. 500-level - HUMS505 and HUMS506: Candidature in a postgraduate award and Credit GPA in 24 cp at 300 level or 12 cp at 400/500 level within the same area of study as the intended reading course and permission of relevant Head of School
  2. Contact a potential supervisor to negotiate unit content
  3. If you are using a HUMS 300-level unit to undertake work normally offered under another unit number eg. HIST357 you are advised to be in your last year of candidature and ensure that the original unit is not offered in the same academic year.

Request for Approval to Enrol in HUMS Special Option/Reading Units

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*). 

Please provide your full address
Please select the unit you wish to enrol
Study Mode *
This will be placed as an academic note on your academic record. Please be concise.
NB: It is the student’s responsibility to approach a member of the School of Humanities academic staff about supervision of their project and to do this BEFORE submitting this form
Your supervisor will be sent a copy of the completed form.