BA Art History and English Literature

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
History of Art Dissertation

Unit code AHCP30000
Credit rating 40
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Art History and Cultural Practices
Available as a free choice unit? No

Aims

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.

Learning outcomes

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

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Project supervision 22
Independent study hours
Independent study 0

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Clare O'Dowd Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Timetable
Seminar
Semester 1 & 2 - Thursday 4pm to 6pm

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