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SP4039: DISSERTATION IN SPANISH (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This year-long course unit combines dissertation research with research methods training. The dissertation is a piece of extended independent research (8,000-10,000 words long), structured as a critical evaluation, analysis or argument, about a topic germane to Spanish and Latin American Studies. The topic is chosen by the student, in conjunction with the dissertation coordinator and an individual Departmental supervisor, both of whom approve the topic. Students are encouraged to design their topic building on their previous studies, especially honours courses. The dissertation offers a chance for students to carry out in-depth independent study in Spanish and Latin American Studies, and to acquire and develop valuable research skills. The course begins, in the first half session, with workshops on diverse research methods and the creation of peer support groups. The second half session includes structured meetings with the dissertation supervisor and meetings with the peer support group, as well as independent research and writing.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Patience Schell

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 4
  • Spanish And Latin American Studies (SP) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The dissertation is a piece of extended independent research (8,000-10,000 words long), structured as a critical evaluation, analysis or argument, about a topic germane to Hispanic Studies. The topic is chosen by the student, in conjunction with the dissertation coordinator and an individual Departmental supervisor. It is a chance for students to carry out in-depth study in Hispanic Studies outside the course programme and to acquire and develop valuable research skills.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

Dissertation (8000-10,000 words) (60%)

Draft chapter (1500 - 2,000 words) (10%)

Research reflection (1500 words) (15%)

Bibliographic exercise (500 words) (15%)

Formative Assessment

Feedback on draft material - in individual tutorials.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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