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IT4098 Dissertation on an Italian Topic

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
Level:
SCQF Level 10
Semester:Either
Availability restrictions:Available only to students in the Final year of the Honours Programme.
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

The dissertation offers students the possibility of personal advanced study on an Italian 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 and the Head of the Italian Department.(Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/printanddesign/dissertation/)

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules

Undergraduate

Optional for all degrees involving Italian

UG Pre-requisite(s):IT3001, IT3002 or equivalent Study Abroad module
UG Anti-requisite(s):IT4097, IT4099 or 30-credit dissertation in another subject

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:3 x 1-hour seminars and 4 hours with supervisor over the semester.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 7
  • Guided independent study: 143

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Dissertation = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Resubmission of Dissertation

Personnel

Module coordinator:Head of Italian Department
Module teaching staff: