|Assessment length / details
|Dissertation 10,000 words
|Dissertation Dissertation 10,000 words
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1) explore a chosen topic in its (art) historical contexts
2) research efficiently using academically viable sources
3) demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the literature in a chosen field
4) establish, sustain and support a clear and focused thesis
5) acknowledge and respond to counter-arguments
6) choose and apply suitable patterns of organization (e.g., chronology, classification)
7) incorporate researched materials through quotations and paraphrases
8) follow a prescribed documentation style (MLA)
9) develop proofreading and editing skills
10) responding effectively to staff feedback
Whereas AH20920 is taught in seminar sessions, the Dissertation module is taught as a series of individual tutorials in which students negotiate, shape and finalise their dissertation project with the assistance of their dissertation supervisors.
The Dissertation module enables students to demonstrate independent research by producing a study of approximately four to five times the length of the average undergraduate essay assignment. The topics are chosen by the students and negotiated with their supervisors. The core content is delivered in the pre-requisite module AH20920 Dissertation Preparation and Professional Practice for Students of Art History.
|Sustaining an argument, negotiating a research project and responding to staff feedback.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Effective note-taking, debating issues, asking questions and responding to feedback.
|Making effective use of IT for research.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Demonstrating professionalism, diligence and commitment while carrying out independent research, as well as an ability to negotiate a project, meet deadlines and respond effectively to feedback.
|Working out strategies of dealing effectively with unfamiliar, current and emerging research in a timely manner. Negotiating the project with the supervisor.
|Accessing, assessing and documenting sources relevant to a chosen subject.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Observing, describing, analysing, interpreting and contextualising primary sources (works of art) using subject-specific secondary sources (theory, criticism, art history).
This module is at CQFW Level 6