20 credits at level HE4
The module will require the student to undertake independent research on an agreed topic and produce an essay of 5000 words, or work equivalent to that. Open study may take the form of a project that is an extension to a particular module or it may involve study in an area that is not currently covered by a taught module.
5000 word essay or equivalent
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||demonstrate knowledge and understanding appropriate to level 1 in choosing a relevant research topic||Identify a topic and develop/explore it in appropriate depth|
|2.||show appropriate levels of critical/research skills and exhibit an ability to use appropriate historical/theoretical models||produce work that shows an ability to apply and interrogate appropriate historical/theoretical models|
|3.||show an appropriate knowledge of secondary material around a topic||produce work that evidences knowledge of the debates existing on the topic|
|4.||show an ability to create a valid, cogent argument||produce work that is coherently constructed|
|5.||demonstrate appropriate-level skills in written communication, IT and information retrieval||show appropriate levels of independent research; observe scholarly conventions; integrate effectively research with independent analysis in written work that has been word-processed and which demonstrates an effective use of IT/electronic and other resources|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||5000 word essay|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Lorraine Baxter et al, How to Research (Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 2001)
Andrew Burn & David Parker (eds.), Analysing media texts (London: Continuum, 2003)
Joanne Hollows and Mark Jancovic (eds.), Approaches to Popular Film (Manchester: MUP, 1995)
Elizabeth E. Kirk, 'Evaluating Information found on the Internet', The Sheridan Libraries, John Hopkins University Library. Available online. http//www.library.jhu.edu/elp/useit/evaluate/index.html (2002)
|Host Subject Group:||Theatre and Film Studies|
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