BA Art History and English Literature
Year of entry: 2020
Course unit details:
History of Art Dissertation
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Offered by||Art History and Cultural Practices|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
The aim of the course is to ensure that students in the first semester of work on their Undergraduate dissertations acquire learning and production skills that may not have been acquired at lower levels, and which, alongside skills previously acquired, will enable them to develop a dissertation proposal.
On successfully completing the course, students will be able to achieve the following at the appropriate academic level: exercise judgement on the suitability of subjects for a final year dissertation; devise and discriminate between different models of work, including working with local sources, working in different kinds of libraries and archives, critically discriminating between primary and secondary published sources, developing techniques significant in the study of modern and contemporary art, which may include interview techniques and the evaluation of oral history. Students will develop methods of mutual support by commenting on and evaluating one another's work.
Teaching and learning methods
1 x 2 hour seminar fortnightly and one to one student/supervisor meetings
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Independent study hours|
|Clare O'Dowd||Unit coordinator|
Semester 1 & 2 - Thursday 4pm to 6pm