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A dissertation on an approved and individually-supervised research topic in Chinese; of up to 15,000 words if written in Chinese, or 20,000 words if written in English.
Would you welcome the opportunity to shape and then create, with the guidance of a supervisor, a substantial piece of academic writing on a topic of your own choosing? A key element of an Honours degree in Chinese at the University of Otago is a dissertation on a topic relating to Chinese or Sinophone culture.
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester
Second Semester (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,464.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$14,402.50|
- CHIN 489
- Limited to
- BA(Hons), PGDipArts
- More information link
- View more information on the Chinese Programme's website
- Teaching staff
- The Chinese Programme shares the supervision of CHIN 490 according to the specific areas of expertise best suited to support the students.
- Paper Structure
- A dissertation prepared under supervision on a topic relating to Chinese or Sinophone culture. To be submitted on the last day of Week 13.
- The student - supported and advised by the supervisor - selects the specific research materials (both primary and critical sources) to be used in the project.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication,
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information
literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of CHIN 490, a student will have:
- Acquired and deployed the research and writing skills necessary to define the terms of and write a dissertation
- Improved information literacy and familiarity with academic resources in both English and Chinese
- Become very familiar with, if not an expert in, a particular subject area and its broader context
- Developed a critical appreciation of secondary material in the field
- Engaged in scholarship and gained an idea of what further postgraduate study might entail