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    A dissertation on an approved and individually-supervised research topic in German; of up to 15,000 words if written in German, 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 German at the University of Otago is a dissertation on a topic relating to German or German culture.

    About this paper

    Paper title Dissertation
    Subject German
    EFTS 0.5
    Points 60 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,721.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
    BA(Hons), PGDipArts
    Teaching staff
    Dr Antonie Alm
    Paper Structure
    A dissertation prepared under supervision on a topic relating to German or German culture.
    To be submitted on the last day of Week 13.
    To be advised.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of GERM 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 German
    • 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


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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