HM5001: Research and Enquiry

HM5001: Research and Enquiry

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Research and Enquiry
Module Code HM5001
Module Tutor Paul Innes
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This module aims to build on the thematic approach in HM4001 and to provide students with a range of approaches to investigation and research in key arts and humanities disciplines. One of its chief aims is to prepare students for the Dissertation at Level 6. Students will consider a variety of methods and critical perspectives and gain the practical skills used to conduct independent research.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will introduce students to the practice of research. Supported by tutorials and in consultation with staff, students will develop individual projects out of broader subject areas and plan dissertation proposals. Groups will be specific to different subject courses, and the materials studied will accordingly be aimed at students according to the subject they are studying.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. develop a detailed understanding of a variety of approaches to scholarship and research in the Humanities disciplines
  2. investigate the complex history of their subject(s) and the subject's impact on wider discourses
  3. engage with and analyse texts and sources from a number of perspectives
  4. use developed independent research skills to develop an individual project
  5. work closely with practising researchers to improve skills in research and the communication of findings
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 25
Independent Learning Hours: 125
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Portfolio: 2500 Words.
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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