Guided Reading Course 2/ Open Elective

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation ElectiveSHS3038812

Semester and Year Offered: Semester 5 Year: 2021

Course Coordinator and Team: Dr Shifa Haq and faculty

Email of course coordinator: shifahaq[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in

Pre-requisites: Completion of prior courses

Course Objectives/Description:

These would be based on the student’s dissertation work. The guided reading course in semester 5 will culminate into the research dissertation. This will not be a taught course but one in which a mentor and a student create a reading list and subsequently the student involves oneself in work in the chosen clinical or psychosocial clinical field. The student can also opt for an elective course from any other School in the university instead of the guided reading course.

Course Outcomes:

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

  1. Identify key theorists in the area where dissertation is situated.
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of key texts and topics related to that specific area.
  3. Use written and oral skills to express their knowledge of that area.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of the questions that the field of their dissertation would open up.

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

  • 1. Introduction to the area/field: The module will have readings created by the student and supervisor which introduces the conceptual framework of the field to be studied in the dissertation.
  • 2. Understanding key thinkers : In this module the key significant thinkers will be read and reviewed. .
  • 3. Articulation of arguments and debates: In this module the main arguments around the area of study will be looked into by the student and evaluated by the supervisor

Assessment Details with weights:

  • Assessment 1: Written assessment: 50%
  • Assessment 2: VIva : 50%

Reading List:

  • To be drawn individually between supervisor and student.