Dissertation in Italian

Module code: IT3176
Module co-ordinator: Dr Simona Storchi

Aims and Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Define a viable field of research within Italian studies
  • Compile a bibliography on a chosen topic with minimal guidance from your supervisor
  • Apply critical approaches to the material under analysis
  • Organise and present the research topic in detail, formulating an argument of some complexity, supported with evidence from primary sources
  • Demonstrate an ability to combine a variety of IT skills in researching and reporting on a topic

Learning

  • 5 hours of tutorials
  • 5 hours of project supervision
  • 140 hours of guided independent study

Individual research supported by five supervision sessions in which students can ask for advice on bibliography and methodology, rehearse their argument and ask questions.

Assessment

  • Presentation (10%)
  • Dissertation, 7,000-9,000 words (90%)