POL3048 : Project in Politics: Semester 2
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Mr Philip Daniels
- Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
The aims of this module are:
• To provide students with the opportunity to engage in an in-depth examination of an issue in Politics for which appropriate supervision is available.
• To provide an opportunity to build on and develop the knowledge and understanding students have gained from other modules in Politics or to explore a new area of study.
• To allow students who do not wish to undertake a Dissertation to conduct a more limited research exercise.
Outline Of Syllabus
Students can choose to write their project from a wide variety of topics and issues for which appropriate supervision is available within Politics. The choice of topic can build on an area of expertise established through other Politics modules or students can use a project to explore a subject not covered in course modules. The topic proposed for the project must be approved by the module leader and the project supervisor. The project should be conceived as an exercise in research rather than an extended essay. In choosing a topic students should bear in mind the space (6000 words) and time available to them and avoid choosing too broad a subject. The project should have a well defined subject and should address a clearly articulated issue or problem that gives the project purpose and direction. Students will be advised in an initial lecture how to approach the project and to go about refining their project subject. Each student will have a project supervisor.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||6:00||6:00||One day dissertation conference|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||4||1:00||4:00||Projects students to attend 4 x dissertation lectures in sem 1|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||187:00||187:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||3||1:00||3:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The project report reflects the emphasis of the module on developing knowledge of a specialist area and in writing a substantial report about it.
Other Additional Teaching Methods: There will be a general meeting at the start of the module in which students will receive overall advice and information on the module and will be asked for the general area of their topic. In addition, students will prepare a short written proposal for approval by the supervisor and module leader. The supervisor will provide individual advice and supervision - up to 3 x 1 hr sessions on an individual or small group basis.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||2||M||100||max. 6000 word project report|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The rationale for the assessment by report is that the module is designed for students to research and report on a particular topic.