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AT 3029 / AT 3529

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Arnason

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to level 3, single honours students in Anthropology.

Note(s): Junior honours students must pass this course to progress to senior honours. This course will be available in the second half-session of 2012/13 as AT3529.

Seminars/workshops will address issues regarding:
the formulation of viable research questions; literature searches; the the writing of literature reviews; the importance of research questions being informed by the existing literature. Students having identified the reseach project they hope to carry out will be supervised by a member of staff while they write a proposal for their honours research.

Two hours a week, a combination of seminars and workshops, divided roughly into four weeks of seminars and 8 weeks of workshops.

In course assessment, specifically detailed research proposal of 4000 words proposing the research the student intends to carry out for their honours dissertation. The proposal has to include a review of the relevant literature, an explanation and justifcation of the proposed research methods, a consideration of safety and ethical issues the research may raise. (100%)

Students need to pass this course to progress to senior honours.