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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2010 - 2011

Module Title Dissertation
Module Code LC503
School SALIS

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr Minako O'HaganOffice NumberCG52
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 30
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

In this module students conduct original research under the guidance of a supervisor, and report on that research in a 12,000 word dissertation.

Learning Outcomes

1. express research questions in a clear manner
2. synthesise information and arguments from a range of appropriate sources
3. select a methodology appropriate to a given research question
4. analyse selected data using well motivated conceptual tools
5. present research in an appropriate academic style and using appropriate referencing conventions

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture6Students are required to have at least three meeting with an allocated supervisor
Tutorial4Students are required to attend dissertation workshops.
Independent Study440No Description
Total Workload: 450

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Possible topics include
Terminology, Translation Criticism, Original Translation with Commentary, Issues in Translation Theory, Translation History, Screen Translation, Translation Technology, Software Localisation.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    MTSMaster of Arts in Translation Studies
    MTTMSc in Translation Technology