Research Paper I (Survey of Secondary Literature)

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSLS3HS0034

Semester and Year Offered: usually Monsoon Semester.

Course Coordinator and Team:This is a guided reading/independent study course. Each student is guided individually by a History faculty member whose own expertise matches the proposed thesis topic of the student. In many but not in all cases, the faculty guide also supervises the student in SLS3HS004/54 (primary sources paper) in the subsequent semester.

Email of course coordinator:denys[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in(Programme Coordinator in WS 2018, WS 2019)

Pre-requisites: none.

Description.Students meet with a designated faculty guide to decide on a plan of reading for the semester. Student and guide then meet opportunely over the semester to discuss the texts that are selected for their relevance to the student’s proposed thesis topic. At the semester’s conclusion the student submits to her/his guidea bibliographical essay of 4000 – 6000 words.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Students will improve their skills in writing about scholarly debates and learn how to evaluate and participate in such debates.
  2. Students will improve their critical reading skills.
  3. Students will situate their proposed thesis research in relation to the relevant work of other scholars and experts.

Brief description of modules/topics: N/A.

Assessment Details with weights:



Date/period in which assessment will take place



Bibliographical essay: 4000 – 6000 words

Semester end



Reading List (indicative): N/A.