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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSHS2028248

Semester and Year Offered: 4th Semester

Course Coordinator and Team: Lovitoli Jimo

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Pre-requisites: Students should be registered for MA Gender Studies

Course Objectives/Description:

The dissertation is an opportunity to contribute to knowledge production in the field of Gender Studies. It is also an opportunity to interpret and challenge existing knowledge systems from a gender-sensitive lens. The research thus conducted is also expected to help students in identifying the potential areas of research and work to be taken up after the completion of the Programme. The dissertation components in the programme offer a solid ground to our students which prepares them for research at the later stages in their life and professions they choose to take up.

Course Outcomes:

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Identify key aspects of their research interest and formulate sharp questions.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to build upon their questions and formulate arguments.
  3. Learn to critically engage with multiple ideas and apply it to their writing skills.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of critical skills required to read a range of texts
  5. Complete the process and produce a dissertation.

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

The interaction between the supervisor and the student will include engaging critically with texts, developing ideas and applying the writing skills to chapters. This process will culminate into a full and complete dissertation.

Assessment Details with weights:

  • Process: interaction between supervisor and student 30%
  • Final Dissertation (Supervisor evaluation): 30%
  • External expert evaluation: 20%
  • Viva Voce: 20%

Reading List:

The reading list will be tailored according to the research area of the student.S