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RELS590 Research Dissertation

A supervised research dissertation of up to 20,000 words on an approved topic.

Paper title Research Dissertation
Paper code RELS590
Subject Religious Studies
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (25 February 2019 - 20 February 2020), 2nd Non standard period (1 July 2019 - 26 June 2020), 1st Non standard period (25 February 2019 - 20 February 2020), 2nd Non standard period (1 July 2019 - 26 June 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,014.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,500.00

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Limited to
Limited to: MA
Contact
Dr John Shaver: john.shaver@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr John Shaver
Textbooks
No textbook
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global Perspective, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Understanding, Teamwork, Environmental Literacy.
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Learning Outcomes
Students successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate an:
  • Ability to design and develop a coherent and appropriate research questions that draws on the philosophical, methodological and theoretical knowledge of their chosen discipline.
  • 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 to report it in written scholarly forms.
  • 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.
  • Intellectual openness and curiosity and an awareness of the limits of current knowledge in their chosen field as well as the links amongst disciplines.
  • 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.

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (25 February 2019 - 20 February 2020)

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

2nd Non standard period (1 July 2019 - 26 June 2020)

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

1st Non standard period (25 February 2019 - 20 February 2020)

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

2nd Non standard period (1 July 2019 - 26 June 2020)

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