|Module Title||PROJECT ESSAY SEMESTER 2|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Tony Jones|
|Other staff||Dr Rhys Jones|
|Pre-Requisite||Normally only available to single or joint honours Geography students.|
|Assessment||Project work||5,000-word project. Resit involves resubmission of project.||100%|
Module Outline (Lecture Themes)
Students are allowed to turn up to two single (10 credits) level 3 modules into double modules by writing a linked project essay. However, this option can only be exercised in respect of one module in a student's 2nd year and, in the third year, only for one module per semester. The project essay must be related to problems, techniques or sources raised by the module to which they are attached. They will provide an opportunity for students to deepen or strengthen their grasp of these problems, techniques or sources. Approval of essay topics or themes must be obtained from Module Co-ordinators beforehand. In length, the completed essays must not exceed 5,000 words, or about 20 pages of double-spaced text. The date for their submission and full details of the regulations governing project essays, including details of how they should be presented, will be provided to all students at registration in September.
The project may give students the opportunity to study a chosen topic or theme in depth. The study is linked to a taught module.
Module objectives / Learning outcomes
The project essay modules provide students with the opportunity for significantly extending the coursework component of their degree by developing themes and problems introduced by taught modules. As well as enabling students to develop these themes and problems in a critical and substantive way, they will provide an opportunity for developing a more specialised expertise in handling particular concepts, skills and techniques, and with 'training by practice' in the handling, scheduling and production of project work.