Undergraduate Course: Dissertation (Part 1) (CELT10036)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course offers the opportunity to research in depth a subject that holds special interest to the student, on topics associated with either the Modern Gaelic Studies or the Medieval Celtic Studies Programme and subject to prior approval by the Subject Head.
The course offers the opportunity to research in depth a subject that holds special interest to the student, on topics associated with either the Modern Gaelic Studies or the Medieval Celtic Studies Programme and subject to prior approval by the Subject Head. Subjects may be drawn from any pertinent subject area, always provided that staff time and expertise permit a particular choice. Possible examples are: linguistic subjects; literary criticism relating to a particular period, a specific genre, or the work of a practitioner of literature; history; folklore; media or language policy studies; and bibliographical studies or text editions.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 12,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Literature review (40%) 2,500 words.
Formal dissertation proposal (40%) 2,500 words
Presentation and write-up (20%) 20 minutes.
Topic proposal (formative) 300 words.
Bibliography and referencing exercise (formative) 300 words.
Alternatively to the literature review, other appropriate preparatory work may be assessed instead (e.g. edition of text).
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- identify a viable research topic and plan an extended research project;
- identify and critically assess relevant academic material in their area of research;
- demonstrate analytical and organisational skills in a particular area of research;
- demonstrate the ability to develop an appropriate methodological framework for sustained research in their chosen area;
- demonstrate competence in transferable skills, e.g. close engagement with texts, critical evaluation of source material, independent reading, coherent and clearly structured writing, oral presentation, group discussion, independent time management.
|Course organiser||Dr Anja Gunderloch
Tel: (0131 6)51 1374
|Course secretary||Mrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528