2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
40 creditsClass Size: 10
Module manager: Dr A D Wright
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2008/09
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to deploy and evaluate a range of primary sources (documents and/or imagery) in writing a dissertation of 12-13,000 words. They will have learned the basic techniques of historical research, how to record and retrieve information, how to construct an extended argument based on primary sources, and mastered the mechanics of scholarly writing and presentation.
Helps develop the following skills to advanced levels:
- Defining a complex problem
- Locating and handling appropriate primary source material.
- Self-discipline to work alone on a major self-directed project
- Interpretation and analysis of complex documentary-based material.
- Researching a topic using methods appropriate to the discipline and subject matter, and
- Presenting findings in an extended written report conforming to academic norms.
Students will write a dissertation of 12-13,000 words on a subject of their choice. The topic must be agreed by both the School of History and the Department of Fine Art and the student will be supervised jointly by a tutor in the School of History and a tutor in the Department of Fine Art. The dissertation will be submitted, in the first instance, to the department which supervisors and student agree is most appropriate for the finished work. It will be marked according to the practices of the department in which it is submitted.
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||394.00|
|Total Contact hours||6.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||400.00|
Private studyBibliographic research; reading and research in primary and secondary source materials in libraries and archives; preparation and writing-up of findings: 394 hours.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackOne to one meetings with supervisor; production of a dissertation long abstract at the half-way point; submission of a draft material from the assignment.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay or Dissertation||12-13,000 word dissertation delivered according to the deadlines established by either the School of History or the Department of Fine Art||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 16/06/2010
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