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Module Title LI Core V - Student Research Project
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 30157
Module Lead Holly Foss
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions See BAML programme specifications for prohibited language combinations.
Contact Hours Lecture-4 hours
Seminar-4 hours
Guided independent study-92 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module allows students to focus on an area of specific interest to them and to produce a project based on independent research. It will build on the research skills developed in the three preceding Core modules and give students basic skills in selecting and refining an area of study, supported by feedback in seminars and tutorials, that will form the basis on which to build for the compulsory Independent Study module in Final Year. In plenary sessions students will receive practical advice and support on project management, research management, finding sources, methodology, and crafting an argument. In small groups students will work on choosing and refining a topic, preparing a proposal, and planning, with feedback from the tutor and peer review of formative work. Individual tutorials will enable the student to discuss questions specific to their projects. A 2,500-word project in English will be produced at the end of the module, along with a 500-word abstract in the target language, thereby developing students’ academic writing skills in English as well as their ability to summarise in the target language.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • demonstrate their ability to start the research process by choosing a topic, formulating specific research
  • questions, and distinguishing between appropriate methods, all under the guidance of a tutor and in response to peer review.
  • demonstrate some independence in collecting, organizing and analysing material/data and applying relevant research methods.
  • appraise a specific research question in the light of the relevant theoretical and cultural contexts, evaluate the materials / data collected, and begin to engage creatively with relevant debates in a format appropriate to the topic.
  • present a well-structured project, employing appropriate academic conventions (including referencing, bibliography, etc).
Assessment 30157-01 : Research Project and Abstract : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions One 2,500-word research project in English + one 500-word abstract in the target language (100%)

Reassessment: Resubmit project.
Other Also a 30 minute tutorial. Two co-requisite modules, contact School for list.
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