Module Information

Module Identifier
AH32020
Module Title
Dissertation
Academic Year
2015/2016
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Mutually Exclusive
Mutually Exclusive
External Examiners
  • Professor Christiana Payne (Professor - Oxford Brookes University)
 

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Tutorial 5 x 1 Hour Tutorials
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Dissertation:  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able
to demonstrate:

a broad and comparative knowledge and understanding of the visual
and material culture of more than one geographical region and/or
chronological period.

a more concentrated and systematic knowledge of one or more of the above.

a knowledge and understanding of the processes through which artifacts are
constructed in the cultures studied.

a familiarity with some substantive areas of current research in the field addressed
by the degree programme.

an ability to engage with the concepts, values and debates that inform study and
research in the subject area, including an awareness of the limited and partial
nature of all historical knowledge.

an understanding of the development of the subject, and of its key
intellectual tools.


Subject-specific skills and abilities (threshold level)

the ability to use basic skills of visual observation, description and analysis.

some ability to locate artifacts within appropriate historical or cultural contexts.

the ability to locate evidence from primary and secondary sources (visual, oral or
textual) and use it in relation to relevant issues and enquiries.

an awareness of a range of different methodologies and approaches within
the subject.

the ability to produce relevant arguments supported by evidence.

the ability to present alternative points of view held within the subject.


Generic intellectual skills (threshold level)

skills of analysis, synthesis and summary.

critical judgement: awareness of the difference between alternative arguments
and approaches.

problem-solving: the ability to apply knowledge and experience to
address problems.

research: ability to locate and record information relevant to a given task.

open-mindedness: some ability to be receptive to unfamiliar artefacts,
issues and ideas.


Transferable skills (typical level of achievement)

On completion of this module, students should be capable
of demonstrating:

the ability to communicate ideas and arguments cogently and effectively in
written, spoken or other form, with appropriate use of visual aids.

the ability to listen effectively and so to learn from and participate constructively
in discussion.

the ability to work constructively and productively in groups.

the ability to work diligently, to fulfill briefs and deadlines, and to take
responsibility for one's own work.

the ability to make effective use of IT for research and communication.

the ability to update knowledge and skills, seek and use feedback, reflect on,
and improve performance.

Brief description

Dissertation topics are available in the subject areas indicated by the Art History modules.



Aims

The module aims to:
  • provide an opportunity for research at undergraduate level
  • enable students to undertake an in-depth examination of specific subject or topic related to their previous or current studies under supervision
  • apply and extend academic skills learned in AH20110 Research, Writing, and Study

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6