OverviewFinal year students write a dissertation of 9,000-10,000 words on a topic of their own choice. The topic must be on a Hispanic (Peninsular or Latin American) literary, linguistic or cultural subject; it is expected that the topic will be related to other Hispanic Studies modules taken by the student. Throughout the two terms students are given guidance by a chosen supervisor. The supervisor and the student will establish a calendar of meetings / supervisions in Week 1 (at least 8 one-hour meetings) in which aims and objectives, critical approach, bibliography and drafts of the dissertation will be discussed.
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This Stage 3 module is optional for Hispanic Studies SH & JH students. This module is deliberately not a taught module. It builds on the skills and knowledge acquired by students in the earlier content modules and encourages their independent research work. An induction (lecture) will inform students of the necessary requirements and procedures. The module convenor organizes the induction lecture and provides general guidance on the module (for example, initial allocation of supervisors). Further contact hours consist in one-to-one supervision according to individual supervision plans tailored to the respective student's needs. A minimum of 6 contact hours is expected. Students will however need to abide by a number of internal deadlines: Nominate supervisor; provide working title; provide outline and primary sources for the bibliography; produce a draft of a section of about 25% of dissertation. The individual supervisors will receive this information and provide feedback at each of the stages prior to the student handing in the final version. Total study hours 300.
Method of assessment
These will be different for each student since the topics are individually chosen. These subject-specific learning outcomes will contribute to achieving Hispanic Studies programme learning outcomes.