|Module Title||EXTENDED ESSAY|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Paul O'Leary|
|Other staff||Dr Paul O'Leary|
|Pre-Requisite||Modules relating to chosen theme of essay|
|Course delivery||Seminars / Tutorials||6 Hours Regular tutorials by arrangement with individual students|
|Assessment||Dissertation||One extended essay of 8,000 - 10,000 words||100%|
This is the core module for Modern Welsh Studies Year 3.
This module offers students the opportunity to prepare an extended essay which will demonstrate their ability to combine more than one element / aspect studied in Part 2. Students will agree on the choice of topic with the module co-ordinator and will attend regular individual tutorials by arrangement for guidance in the research and writing stages of the project.
The module will enable students to become acquainted with sources relating to the study of Welsh history, politics and culture. It allow them develop their general research and information handling skills and to apply their knowledge in an academic context.
Students will have:
- command over a specialist body of knowledge in a field of study relating to Modern Wales, chosen in consultation with a supervisor.
- an understanding of a variety of interdisciplinary approaches in the interpretation of the field of study.
- an ability to design a research project.
- an ability to gather and sift appropriate items of evidence.
- an ability to read, analyse and reflect critically on relevant primary source material.
- an ability to develop and sustain coherent arguments.
- an ability to work independently.