This class provides an ideal opportunity for you to show what you can do with the minimum of assistance!
Throughout the development of the Open Studies Certificate programme it has become clear that many of our students are capable of independent study.
What is the aim of Independent Study?
This class aims to allow Open Studies students who have gained at least 20 credits within a particular Open Studies Pathway to undertake independent study in that area of the Open Studies curriculum.
This could be Art History, Philosophy, Literature, Scottish Studies, or another subject in any Open Studies pathway.
The aim is to enable you to explore topics and develop constructive strategies for researching particular areas of the Open Studies curriculum which are of interest to you.
By the end of the class you will be able to demonstrate that you have an effective understanding of research methodology, and can produce a piece of work on an agreed topic.
Is the Class Credit-Bearing?
Successful completion of the class will result in the award of 10 credits at SCQF Level 7.
For more details on the Open Studies Certificate, and how credit works, see Studying for Credit, in the Useful Information section.
How is the Class Assessed?
Assessment will be based on the production of a piece of written work of 1500-2000 words and the submission of a midmap. Previous topics have included 'Healthy ageing', 'Transformations in the 'Alien' film series', and 'Aspects of Renaissance Art'.
You will have an initial interview to discuss your research ideas. You will then be allocated a supervisor who will work with you throughout your project.
What is the Class Fee?
The fee for the class is £130.
Students who have completed the class have found it to be a very rewarding experience, building up confidence as well as research skills.
If you wish further information on Independent Study,
The Community Engagement Manager
Alix McDonald, on 0141 548 4514
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org