FREN4141 Dissertation (French Studies) 2

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in French Studies [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
The aim of this unit is for students to develop, research and write a dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words on a topic of their own devising. Students work under the supervision of a full-time academic staff member, who guides and advises them in their formulation of an appropriate research topic and in the execution of the research, and who provides constructive feedback on the stages and structure of the dissertation, and on their written analysis.
Students are able to (1) carry out independent research on a topic of significant scope; (2) identify and acquire the necessary primary cultural texts that are the subject of research; (3) undertake a comprehensive and rigorous analysis of relevant academic studies in the field; (4) structure a research report in a coherent manner; (5) discuss their discoveries and problems with clarity and receptivity; (6) write chapters and sections of the dissertation in a timely and incisive way; (7) respond constructively to feedback on drafts of chapters; (8) draw well-argued conclusions on the research and analysis undertaken; and (9) complete a research project by presenting a properly documented and proofed dissertation.
This comprises a dissertation, due on the last day of the teaching semester and an oral defence two weeks later.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Paul Gibbard
Unit rules
FREN4140 Dissertation (French Studies) 1
Unit Outline
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