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FREN490 Dissertation

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

Paper title Dissertation
Paper code FREN490
Subject French
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points 60 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,293.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $13,056.00

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Limited to
BA(Hons), PGDipArts
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Dr Barbara Stone
Paper Structure
A dissertation prepared under supervision on a topic relating to French or francophone culture
If written in French, 15,000 words; if written in English, 20,000 words
To be submitted on the last day of Week 13.
To be advised.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of FREN 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 French
  • 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.

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First Semester

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Second Semester

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