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CO4098   Short Dissertation in Comparative Literature

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: Both

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The dissertation offers students the possibility of personal advanced study on a topic on which they already have adequate basic knowledge and for which a suitable Supervisor can be found. Guidance will be offered on research methods and on presentation. The dissertation can be either a) a study of a given body of primary material in a given perspective, or b) a critical review of a range of secondary material on a given subject. It should be no more than 5,000 words in length, be submitted in accordance with guidelines and deadlines, and normally be written in English. The topic must be formally agreed in advance with the potential supervisor. (Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/printanddesign/dissertation/)

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you should pass CO3001 and have the permission of the comparative literature honours adviser

Anti-requisite(s): Cannot take any other 30-credit dissertation module.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 x 1-hour workshops and 4 contact hours with supervisor.

Scheduled learning hours: 7

Guided independent study hours: 143

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Dissertation = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Resubmission of Dissertation

Personnel

Module coordinator: Prof M A Hutton