Second Year Extended Essay - LS568

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn
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5 15 (7.5) DR W Rowlandson
Canterbury Spring
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5 15 (7.5) DR W Rowlandson







Stage 2 students write an Extended Essay of 4,000-5,000 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 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 5 one-hour meetings) in which aims and objectives, critical approach, bibliography and drafts of the Extended Essay will be discussed.


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Contact hours

This module is deliberately not a taught module. It builds on the skills and knowledge acquired by students in the Level C 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 3 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 Extended Essay. 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 150.


Available in both Autumn and Spring Term.

Method of assessment

100% Coursework

Preliminary reading

This will vary in accordance with the chosen topic.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

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.

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