Research in Italian Studies

Subject 116-473 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A weekly 2-hour seminar
Total Time Commitment: .
Prerequisites: Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in Italian
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Recommended Background Knowledge: .
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Assoc Prof Stephen Kolsky
Subject Overview:

This subject will train students to undertake research in Italian studies. It will involve introducing students to various techniques that will be useful to formulate and carrying out research projects. Students will gain experience in doing research and understanding how to plan, formulate and execute research in Italian studies. The subject may take the form of an in-depth analysis of a selected research topic

Assessment: A research essay of 5000 words 100% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts: Materials available from the School
Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • acquire particular generic skills;

  • research: through frequent and systematic use of the library and other information sources, the definition of areas of inquiry and familiarisation with research methods;

  • critical thinking and analysis: through required and recommended reading, essay writing and tutorial discussion, and by assessing the strength of arguments;

  • understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts and international awareness/openness to the world: through the contextualisation of judgements and knowledge, developing a critical self-awareness, being open to new ideas and new aspects of Italian culture, and by formulating arguments;

  • written communication: through essay and assignment preparation and writing.


Formerly available as 116-313 and as 116-066 Research Project. Students who have completed 116-313 or 116-066 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. Students cannot enrol without prior authorisation from the subject coordinator. Students should seek authorisation at least two weeks before the beginning of semester.

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