CLIT3020: Independent Research (Capstone)

First and Second Semester | 6 Credits | Consultation with individual teachers | high GPA required

This course aims at providing well-prepared Comparative Literature majors in the final year an opportunity to pursue a research topic under the supervision of a teacher. It contributes to the capstone learning experience of major students in Comparative Literature majors. It helps students advance their skills in doing research for disciplinary and interdisciplinary topics in literary and cultural studies. The contact hours are minimal (10-14 hours for a 6-credit course) and will include teaching of research method and discussion of work-in-progress. Students will undertake independent research and writing. Assessment is through a single research essay or an undergraduate dissertation of approximately 7,000 words. The research courses require students to have a final year Comparative Literature Departmental major status, a GPA of 3.25 or above, and lecturer approval upon the receipt of a research proposal of approximately 1,000 words and a working bibliography at least one month prior to the semester when the course is taken.

Note: For Comparative Literature majors only. Please note that the prior agreement of our full-time teacher to serve as your Supervisor is required.

If you are interested in taking this course, please select the course in the online course selection system during the course selection or the add-drop periods.  At the same time, please forward evidences (e.g. an e-mail) showing the teacher’s agreement to serve as your Supervisor to our programme office email account:

Prerequisite: A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is normally required.

Assessment: 100% coursework.