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CL4040 Dissertation

Writing scholar, Medieval manuscript of Macrobius, Commentary on Cicero's Dream of Scipio

Module Organiser: Head of Department
Duration of Course: All Year
Contact Hours: Minimum of one consultation with supervisor per month
Weighting: 20 ECTS

Overview and Aims:

In your final year you have the opportunity to write a dissertation (of up to 12,000 words) on a topic of your choice of relevance to the Classical world. The thesis introduces you to the skills, challenges and satisfaction of doing research. You are assigned a supervisor who works closely with you to guide you with research and writing.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful conclusion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate their ability to investigate in great depth a topic of their choice
  • Define clearly and articulate their research questions
  • Construct an appropriate and coherent argument
  • Identify and engage with the relevant primary evidence
  • Demonstrate independence of thought in evaluating secondary literature
  • Present the results of their research in a coherent and scholarly manner

Last updated 18 June 2012 ryanw1@tcd.ie.