- Module code: AM416
- Module name: Dissertation
- Department: Comparative American Studies
- Credit: 30
Module content and teaching
This module will allow students to undertake a substantive piece of historical research and produce an article-length essay at the end of it. It gives students the opportunity to work in a way similar to an academic historian: identifying a suitable research topic; mastering the relevant historiography; immersing themselves in a wide variety of primary sources, where appropriate; and being able to sustain a coherent and logical argument.
Principal learning outcomes
As a final year module it will encourage students to put the training received in their earlier years of study to practical use.
Timetabled teaching activities
Each student will receive regular personal guidance from the tutor of the module selected throughout the dissertation process, which will include bibliographical advice and comments on one-page dissertation outlines. In addition, the Dissertations Coordinator will be available for general guidance and queries.
Other essential notes
A dissertation is compulsory for all History, Literature and Cultures of the Americas students.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|30 CATS (Module code: AM416-30)|
|A (Assessed work only)||Assessed Course Work||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Undergraduate Comparative American Studies (Q405) - Year 4