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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Scottish Ethnology

Undergraduate Course: Scottish Studies Dissertation Part A (SCET10029)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryPreparation towards Scottish Studies Dissertation Part B undertaken in Year 4. Students will work with a supervisor to establish and define their topic of interest in relation to any relevant aspect of Scottish Studies as defined within the MA (Hons) in Scottish Studies degree programme (UTSCOTS). This will include research exercises in primary and secondary sources to establish an appropriate methodology and bibliography; reading and reporting on the central primary and secondary texts; and the definition of the research questions and issues posed by the material.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 6, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 190 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 75 %, Practical Exam 25 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Report (worth 75%) outlining the following:
1. a dissertation title
2. a short outline of the proposed research topic
3. a list of research questions or problems, with accompanying notes
4. an annotated bibliography indicating the key published works in the field, with an outline of what they contribute to debate in the area under discussion

Oral Presentation (25%) outlining and discussing proposed methodology
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Students successfully completing the course will learn how to generate and approach a research project independently. They will be able to use bibliographical and archival resources of all kinds to locate appropriate material; they will learn how to move from general interest in an area to the development of a coherent research proposal, identifying the questions to be addressed. By the end of the course they will be able to demonstrate their independent capacity to:
- research and locate material
- survey the primary and secondary texts, demonstrating their awareness of the current state of the debate
- identify the research questions raised by their topic
- present their findings in a scholarly manner.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserProf Gary West
Tel: (0131 6)50 4151
Course secretaryMs Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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