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SP4039: DISSERTATION IN SPANISH (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Patience Schell

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

  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Spanish And Latin American Studies (SP) (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

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Draft chapter

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Feedback

1500-2000 words. 

Feedback on draft material - in individual tutorials.

Learning Outcomes
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Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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Feedback on draft material - in individual tutorials.

Learning Outcomes
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Bibliography annotation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
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Learning Outcomes
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Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
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Formative Assessment

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