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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Social and Political Science : Science Studies Unit

Postgraduate Course: Supervised Reading in Science and Technology Studies (10 credits) (SCSU11007)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe course aims to provide students with an opportunity to undertake supervised reading in a particular topic area relevant to the overall aims of the student's MSc programme. The topic will be selected, in agreement with the MSc Programme Director and the chosen supervisor, to complement but not reproduce the material and approaches covered in one or more of the other courses taken by the student, either by filling a gap in the material so covered, or by pursuing a particular subject or approach in significantly greater depth than on other courses.

This is not a standard course. The Programme Director's permission must be obtained in advance.
Course description Regular meetings with the Course Organiser/Programme Director, or another member of staff as agreed by the Programme Director, to discuss the guided readings and formulate the essay question.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  9
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 78 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One essay of around 2,000 words, the essay question to be formulated in discussion with the Course Organiser / Programme Director.
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Students completing the supervised reading course will be expected:
    - to possess a detailed understanding of a substantial body of literature on a topic relevant to the overall aims of the MSc programme for which they are registered, and which has not been addressed in the same breadth or depth of detail in other courses taken by that student
    - to be able to reflect critically on the empirical and theoretical content of that body of literature, and to relate it to topics or approaches covered in other courses taken by that student"
Reading List
Not specified as it will depend on the choice of the student's topic.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserDr Lawrence Dritsas
Tel: (0131 6)50 4011
Course secretaryMiss Jade Birkin
Tel: (0131 6)51 1659
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