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Directed Research Project

Directed Research Project is a credit bearing course that Cultural Studies Major students can undertake to train critical and research skills through an intensive study on a topic in any area of cultural studies. Students enrolled in the course will work independently under the guidance of a supervisor on a topic approved.

On completion of the course, students will be able to achieve research skills such as to

  1. define and formulate a researchable topic
  2. organize a project within manageable scope and time frame
  3. make and communicate cogent arguments through writing in academic style or through creative media project
  4. make use of appropriate research methods and, if applicable, creative media genres/languages
  5. be alert to various limitations and merits of each research method and creative media genre/language
  6. conceive, execute and complete a research project independently

Through the learning process, students will be expected to

  1. appreciate and criticize other research and creative media projects
  2. discuss and communicate with supervisor on matters related to the project
  3. reflect and learn from one’s research experience; meet challenges intellectually and creatively; make judgments and adjustments independently
  4. be aware of the need to monitor one’s own progress.

Detailed course description

2020-2021 Working Schedule

DRP Application Form 2020-2021

Guidelines for Directed Research Project

Guidelines for writing a formal proposal for Directed Research Project


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Directed Research Projects 2014 - 2015

Directed Research Projects 2013 - 2014

Directed Research Projects 2012 - 2013

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Directed Research Projects 2009 - 2010

Directed Research Projects 2008 - 2009