HONOURS RESEARCH WORKSHOP

MDS4HWS

Not currently offered

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject is designed to equip fourth-year students in French, Greek, Italian or Spanish with skills that will aid them in researching and writing their Honours sub-thesis. Topics covered include formulating and refining a research question, the use of secondary sources, research methodology, critical inquiry and analysis, argumentation, and conference presentation skills.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorBrigid Maher

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in Honours in French, Italian, Greek or Spanish

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readingsto be confirmedPrescribedTBCTBC

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to communicate complex ideas in the appropriate academic register; ability to report and summarize arguments

Activities:
Abstract writing, annotated bibliography and literature review.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

02. Ability to formulate and explore research questions, find resources and develop arguments.

Activities:
Annotated bibliography and literature review, research presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Ability to interact in pairs or small groups for class discussions, with commitment to shared goals and appropriate interpersonal skills.

Activities:
Class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)

04. Ability to present their research in an academic setting; ability to participate in class discussions on topics related to academic research and writing

Activities:
Research presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)

05. Ability to read and evaluate academic research, including linguistically complex texts and specialized articles; ability to locate and use resources to investigate a research question.

Activities:
Abstract writing, annotated bibliography and literature review, research presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

06. Ability to synthesize and perform critical analysis of texts and to develop and evaluate arguments; ability to formulate and refine a research question.

Activities:
Abstract writing, annotated bibliography and literature review, research presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

07. Familiarity with other cultures, with a range of academic discourses, and with ethical research activity

Activities:
Abstract writing, annotated bibliography and literature review, research presentation, class discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

08. Understanding of and engagement with research and learning as a continuous, changing process.

Activities:
Abstract writing, annotated bibliography and literature review, research presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

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