ENG4421 - Senior Project (Literature)

Year of Study:4
Credit Units: 6
Duration: 45hours
Prerequisites: ENG1100 Introduction to Literature,
ENG2100 Exploring the Genre of Poetry,
ENG2101 Exploring English Novels,
ENG2102 Drama and Theatre
or with special permission from Instructor and approval by Department Head
Module Description
This module is designed primarily as a directed independent study, where students will implement an approved original literature related research project. Students will produce an original undergraduate dissertation, of sufficient length and are encouraged to integrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired in all three study areas: English, Business and General Education in the course of their studies and conduct a literary research in a cross-disciplinary endeavour, touching on economics, history, psychology, linguistics, politics, science, as well as religious and cultural studies. Students will present and defend their research, to their peers and professor. This module is designed to be a capstone module, in which students will have opportunities to apply all of their cumulative knowledge of literature and language studies that they have acquired during their studies.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. identify a viable topic for literary research and conduct original research on a literature related topic;

  2. identify and apply appropriate research methods, and conduct an in-depth investigation on the chosen topic based on relevant and appropriate published research and criticism;

  3. develop and produce an original thesis (5000-6000 words) on a literature related topic, appropriately formatted;

  4. present and defend their thesis and research to their peers and professors in an appropriate and professional manner, following conventions in the field of literature;

  5. work independently and apply appropriate writing and presentation skills over a sustained piece of work.