This course requires more advanced work on the part of the student both at the level of reading and that of scholarly production. It is a course recommended to students who have already taken TIS5-390, and the procedure for registration and assessment is the same as for that course. Students are expected to have regular weekly contact with their supervisor throughout the semester. Course objectives: By the end of the course students are expected to have acquired •Greater competence in writing a research paper on an advanced level. •A general knowledge about the particular subject in their preferred area of study. •Further improvement in their reading, research and writing skills. Assessment: Research paper of around 9,000 words.