Independent Study

The Independent Study Module is designed to enable the student to explore an approved topic within the discipline in depth. The student should approach a lecturer to work out an agreed topic, readings, and assignments for the module. A formal, written agreement is to be drawn up, giving a clear account of the topic, programme of study, assignments, evaluation, and other pertinent details. Head's and/ or Honours Coordinator's approval of the written agreement is required. Regular meetings and reports are expected. Evaluation is based on 100% Continuous Assessment and must be worked out between the student and the lecturer prior to seeking departmental approval. Please register PL4660 manually with the Department.

Note: Students are reminded that performing a literature review alone will not be sufficient to meet the requirements of this module. Some form of data processing/analysis need to be conducted. The data may come from a primary source (data collection from participants) or an archival source.

Modular Credits: 5
Workload: 0-0-0-0-12.5
Cohort 2011 and before: Completed 100 MCs, including 60 MCs in PL, with a minimum CAP of 3.50.
Cohort 2012-2015: Completed 100 MCs, including 60 MCs in PL, with a minimum CAP of 3.20.
Cohort 2016 onwards: Completed 100 MCs, including 44 MCs in PL, with a minimum CAP of 3.20.
Preclusion(s): PL4401
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Workload Components: A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial/seminar hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc. per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week