Modern American Literature Dissertation ENGLIT5117P
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: School of Critical Studies
- Credits: 60
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Summer
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
Independent study resulting in dissertation of between 12,000 and 15,000 words in length, on a Modern American Literature research topic of the student's own devising, in consultation with a supervisor.
3-4 supervisorial meetings of 30 minutes to an hour each as arranged between student and supervisor, plus reading and marking of drafted material as it is handed in.
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This course aims to:
■ Enable students to develop and sustain at a high level an argument in an area of personal research interest in the field of Modern American literature.
■ Promote an engagement with other scholarly, critical, or theoretical arguments relevant to that area.
■ Encourage the application of acquired advanced research skills to a supervised project.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Identify an appropriate research topic, in consultation with their supervisor
■ Formulate an appropriate research question for their topic
■ Evaluate primary and secondary material for inclusion in an extended piece of writing at this level
■ Show their ability to summarise, comment on and analyse this material appropriately
■ Organise their work into a coherent, sustained argument of between 12,000 and 15,000 words, with the potential for further development to MPhil or PhD standard.
■ Apply the research methods and skills learnt during the rest of the taught course to a programme of supervised independent study students will be able to:
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.