LT831-6-FY-CO:
Independent Literature Project

The details
2019/20
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
30
09 April 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BA Q300 English Literature,
BA Q303 English Literature (Including Placement Year),
BA Q320 English Literature (Including Foundation Year),
BA Q321 English Literature (Including Year Abroad),
BA LQ32 Literature and Sociology,
BA LQ33 Literature and Sociology (Including Placement Year),
BA LQ38 Literature and Sociology (Including Foundation Year),
BA QL23 Literature and Sociology (Including Year Abroad),
BA Q210 English and Comparative Literature,
BA Q211 English and Comparative Literature (Including Year Abroad),
BA Q212 English and Comparative Literature (Including Placement Year),
BA Q218 English and Comparative Literature (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

Independent Study gives you an opportunity to pursue a particular enthusiasm that might not be covered in your taught modules, or to take an aspect of a taught module that has caught your imagination a step further, pursuing it in depth; and it offers an invaluable training for graduate work. It will also help you develop a high level of organisation and self-discipline which will be invaluable as you move on to further study and/or employment; it asks for a willingness to focus quite narrowly on one subject for more than six months; it tests the ability to sustain an argument over approx. 7,500 words (+/-10%).

All second year literature students undertake an Independent Study Project (ISP) in the third year, under supervision by a member of staff. The Independent Literature Project option is also open to students studying creative writing. All students also have the option of pursuing the related Collaborative Independent Project.

Your supervisor will guide you and help you shape your project. Assessment will be by dissertation, and a presentation on work in progress in the spring term.

Module aims

The aims of the module are: • to enable students to design their own programme of study, exploring a topic of particular interest to them • to empower students to design, execute and deliver an independent research project • to encourage the development of transferable research skills • to prepare students for postgraduate study • to develop students' self-motivation, team building, self-discipline and independence in their studies

Module learning outcomes

On completing this module students will be able to: 1. Plan and execute an independent research project. 2. Articulate ideas and produce a convincing and clearly presented project. 3. Analyse research material and/or practical outcomes. 4. Create a bibliography. 5. Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in their chosen field(s). 6. Independently research a wide variety of materials. 7. Self-motivate and organise their own time.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Teaching will be by a series of lectures and tutorials, where your supervisor will guide you and help you shape your project.

Bibliography*

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Field of interest' 100-word document 0%
Coursework Written Project (7,500 words) 80%
Coursework Outline draft and bibliography (formativ 0%
Coursework Presentation Supporting Document (Presen 20%
Coursework VOLUNTARY: Dissertation draft for verbal 0%
Overall assessment
Coursework:
100%
Exam:
0%
Reassessment
Coursework:
100%
Exam:
0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Various
LiFTS General Office - email liftstt@essex.ac.uk. Telephone 01206 872626

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Prof Duncan James Salkeld
Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 55 hours, 26 (47.3%) hours available to students:
29 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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