ITAL4141 Dissertation (Italian Studies) 2

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Italian 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 devised in collaboration with their supervisor. 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) formulate a research topic of significant scope; (2) define an appropriate corpus of material and appropriate methodologies to address the research question; (3) analyse and synthesise relevant academic studies in the field of research; (4) structure a research report in a coherent manner according to the current conventions of the discipline; (5) discuss and defend their research and results with clarity and openness to alternative perspectives; (6) write sections and chapters of a dissertation respecting deadlines; (7) respond appropriately and constructively to feedback on drafts on sections and chapters; and (8) complete a research project and present an appropriately constructed, documented and proofed dissertation.
This comprises a dissertation, due at the end of semester.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor John Kinder
Unit rules
ITAL4140 Dissertation (Italian Studies) 1
Unit Outline
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