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SPN4000(B) - Honours dissertation part 2

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Dr Marisa Cordella

Offered

Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

A dissertation of approximately 15,000-18,000 words based on individual research, supervised by a member of staff with expertise in the proposed area of research, on one aspect of Spanish or Latin American language, literature, linguistics, film or cultural studies. It is expected that students will choose the topic as early as possible and begin work on the project. The dissertation may be written in Spanish or English.

Objectives

Upon completion of their dissertation students should develop research skills which include:

  1. The ability to define the aims of a research project, formulating research questions and structuring them into a coherent argument.
  2. The ability to define their research project's theoretical framework, establishing links between the project and previous ones, if they exist.
  3. The ability to conduct focused reading.
  4. The ability to develop relevant bibliographies, examining the sources critically.
  5. The ability to develop advanced academic writing skills.

Assessment

Thesis (15,000 words): 100%

Prerequisites

48 points in Hispanic Studies with an average of 70% or more in 3 units taken at third-year level and one of second-year level

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