|Delivery length / details
|2 x 1 Hour Lectures
|4 x 2 Hour Seminars
|Assessment length / details
|First Essay Assignment 1 x 1000 word research proposal Formative Assessment
|Second Essay Assignment 1 x 1500 word sample chapter Formative Assessment
|Final Dissertation 1 x 10,000 word dissertation
|Resubmit Final Dissertation Resubmit failed or missing 10,000 dissertation
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Conduct independent research, compile bibliographies and find ways around appropriate research materials.
2. Conceive, plan and execute an appropriate topic for study based on literary research, structured over an extended piece of writing
3. Display a critically focused understanding of literary texts, cultural contexts and theoretical concerns.
4. Complete the writing of the dissertation in compliance with the substantive as well as formal requirements expected of an undergraduate dissertation.
|Application of Number
|Small group and individual aspects of delivery through group discussion.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Through independent planning researching and realization of a research project. The structure of the module builds into it formative assessment and encourages self-reflection.
|Research skills will require the utilization of bibliographical and search databases, internet-based research, as well as the use of word-processing in the course of writing of the dissertation
|Personal Development and Career planning
|By encouraging initiative, self-reliance, self-responsibility, time-management, independent enquiry and by preparing students for study at postgraduate level.
|By developing evaluative analysis, constructing an independent research strategy, and by formulating and conducting an extended critical argument.
|By requiring students to outline, structure, independently research and write an extended piece on a topic of their choosing
|Subject Specific Skills
|Detailed critical analysis of literary texts and evaluation of broad intellectual/ theoretical concepts in an independently-researched piece of writing.
|Through workshop and small group work
This module is at CQFW Level 6