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

    About this paper

    Paper title Dissertation
    Subject Spanish
    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

    Associate Professor Tiffany Trotman
    Dr Adelso Yánez

    Paper Structure
    Dissertation to be submitted on the last day of Week 13.
    Assigned by the supervisor.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of SPAN 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 Spanish
    • 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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