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On completion of this module, student should be able to:
- Pursue an independent research project in German Studies;
- Plan, organise and execute a sustained and in-depth piece of academic research under the supervision of a member of academic staff;
- Research and develop an adequate bibliography on a chosen topic;
- Complete a short research dissertation (5000 words, excluding bibliography).
Dissertations produced in this module focus on an area of German Studies and the chosen topic must first be approved by a supervisor. Suitable topics include literary and cultural studies, translation or adaptation studies, comparative projects, popular culture, as well as political or historical topics with a German Studies focus. The idea for a topic or broad area of studies may come from a module taken abroad, or just be a particular interest for which there is no module currently on offer. It is important that the main corpus (material) is in German and can be easily sourced.
The research interests of the supervising staff are at:
Dissertations will usually be written in English (or in German for non-anglophone students).
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
This module is targeted at Final-Year students. Students must have passed their level 2 core language modules in order to undertake this module. Students should approach the module coordinator and a member of academic staff in German Studies to agree topic and supervision before registering for the module [this approach should ideally be made at the start of semester 1, even though this is a semester 2 module].
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Written Proposal including indicative bibliography||Week 6||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: 5000-word dissertation||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Students will receive individual oral and written feedback on project plans, bibliographies and draft texts prior to submission. During plenary sessions there will be an opportunity to receive peer feedback on plans for the project and its methodology. Written reports will be available to students after submission and grading is complete.
|Dr Siobhan Donovan||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Britta Jung||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Gillian Pye||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Jeanne Riou||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Sabine Strumper-Krobb||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Joseph Twist||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|