G-LSUD4 ResTIS495E Diploma Thesis

Course type

Elective

Description

  1. The subject of the proposed diploma thesis needs to correspond to the area of expertise of one of the four Departments that comprise School of English with the code Ling 5-495 for the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, and Lit 9-495 for the two Departments of English Literature and American Literature respectively, and Trans 5-495 the Department of Translation and Intercultural Studies. The diploma thesis is credited with 12 ECTS, it is optional and written in English.
  2. The aim of the diploma thesis is to help students gain experience in research methodology and scholarly writing.
  3. The students may start working on a diploma thesis not earlier than the 7th semester of their undergraduate studies.
  4. The diploma thesis can be supervised by a faculty member or Special/Laboratory Teaching Fellow and its theme is decided between the supervisor and the student. The proposed title of the diploma thesis and an abstract are submitted to the Department where the supervisor belongs for approval.
  5. Every faculty member or Special/Laboratory Teaching Fellow may supervise a maximum of two diploma theses per academic year.
  6. A diploma thesis cannot be supervised by a faculty member or Special/Laboratory Teaching Fellow who is on sabbatical for at least one semester.
  7. The suspension of a diploma thesis can only be allowed for very serious reasons. The student and the supervisor would need to justify the reasons for such a decision in separate reports that should be submitted to the Department where the supervisor belongs for approval. This process can take place only until the end of the studentís 7th semester.
  8. The termination of a diploma thesis may also be requested by the supervisor due to the studentís inadequate performance. The student who is not completing the diploma thesis must replace it with two electives for the total of 12 ECTS.
  9. Students wishing to start working on a diploma thesis, must have attended the course "Introduction to the Research Paper" offered by the Departments of English Literature and American Literature respectively as well as from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics or must have been involved in the writing of research papers in other courses or must have completed the 2nd year compulsory courses that correspond to the subject area of the diploma thesis with a GPA of 8 or more.
  10. Upon completion of the diploma thesis, in addition to the supervisor, another examiner is appointed by the Department in charge, who is then approved by the General Assembly of School of English. For this reason the student is required to submit two copies of the diploma thesis to the Secretariat of School of English.
  11. Diploma theses need to be submitted for evaluation at the end of each semester.
  12. After the implementation of the corrections requested by the examiners and submission of the grade gained, students will need to submit an electronic copy of their diploma thesis that contains all the corrections required to the library. Only then the 12 ECTS will be credited.
  13. The diploma thesis that is submitted for evaluation must correspond to the following criteria:
    Length: approx. 40 pages (main body of work without Works Cited)
    Font: Times New Roman, 12 pt
    Spacing: double
    Margins: 3 cm (right / left / top / bottom)
    Style Guide: MLA 8 (Lit/Cul) or APA 6 (Ling)

Teaching

Teaching hours: | Credits: 6 | ECTS: 12

The course is not currently offerred.