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JAPA590 Research Dissertation

A supervised research dissertation of up to 20,000 words on an approved topic, written in Japanese or English.

This paper is a required component of the coursework option for the MA in Japanese and can be started either in first semester or second semester.

Paper title Research Dissertation
Paper code JAPA590
Subject Japanese
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (23 February 2018 - 21 February 2019), 2nd Non standard period (2 July 2018 - 30 June 2019), 1st Non standard period (23 February 2018 - 21 February 2019), 2nd Non standard period (2 July 2018 - 30 June 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,935.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,500.00

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Limited to
Limited to: MA
Teaching Arrangements
Individual supervision
Textbooks
There are no specific textbook requirements.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Self-motivation, Specialist Knowledge, Information Literacy, Research, Communication, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Interdisciplinary Perspective, Global Perspective, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Understanding, Teamwork, Environmental Literacy.
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Learning Outcomes
Students successfully completing the paper will be able to demonstrate an:
  1. Ability to design and develop a coherent and appropriate research question that draws on the philosophical, methodological and theoretical knowledge of their chosen discipline. (Scholarship, Self-motivation, Specialist Knowledge)
  2. Ability to apply appropriate and specific skills in acquiring, organising, analysing, and evaluating information in their chosen discipline; to organise and configure that research; and report it in written scholarly forms. (Information Literacy, Research, Communication)
  3. Ability to consider and evaluate their research in an analytical and logical fashion; to engage in the highest scholarly ethical standards; to question and challenge conventional assumptions; and to approach their research with flexibility, adaptability and creativity. (Critical Thinking, Ethics)
  4. Intellectual openness and curiosity and an awareness of the limits of current knowledge in their chosen field, as well as the links amongst disciplines. (Interdisciplinary Perspective)
  5. Understanding of how their research relates to society and, where appropriate, use their research to contribute to wider society, whether within or outside New Zealand, and, where appropriate, to the environment and Māori aspirations. (Global Perspective, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Understanding, Teamwork, Environmental Literacy)
Eligibility
Available to students admitted to the Japanese programme in the coursework option for the Master of Arts
Contact
lorraine.wong@otago.ac.nz
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Postgraduate Co-ordinator: Dr Lorraine Wong

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (23 February 2018 - 21 February 2019)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

2nd Non standard period (2 July 2018 - 30 June 2019)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

1st Non standard period (23 February 2018 - 21 February 2019)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

2nd Non standard period (2 July 2018 - 30 June 2019)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard