This is a directed reading and research course aimed at students who would like to pursue an individualized programme of research in American Studies under the supervision of a mentor, typically (though not necessarily) an American Studies Programme instructor or an American Studies Board member. The student is responsible for approaching the instructor in advance and obtaining consent for supervision. The coursework will normally consist of designing the project around a topic relevant to the Programme, compiling a bibliography, research and reading, and finally writing a research paper. The student has to submit a research paper proposal (at least 500 words), a detailed outline, and a working bibliography no later than the first school day after reading week. The full research paper (at least 7500 words) shall be completed and presented for examination by the end of the examination period of the semester in which the course is taken.
Students enrolled in this course may not enroll in AMER3007.