Independent Second Year Study - 20 credits (HS4334)
Staff: individual supervision (module co-ordinator is Laurence Totelin)
A programme of study devised, with advice, by the individual student with a view to a Special Subject Dissertation in the final year. The detailed study of a particular area of interest presented to publication standard allows the development of research and presentation skills appropriate to a wide range of future areas of employment.
Core module for: BA Ancient History, BA Archaeology and Ancient History, Year 2
Optional for: all other Ancient History degrees, normally in Year 2
Availability: spring semester every year
Teaching: regular tutorials; private study
Assessment: oral presentation (20%); project work (80%)
To provide an opportunity for students to test their aptitude for self-devised and self-directed study.
On successful completion of the module, the student will demonstrate:
- an ability to work independently on an individual project of an ancient historical or archaeological nature.
- an understanding and critical use of the primary evidence.
- an ability to employ primary evidence within the historical context.
- a knowledge of the topic under investigation and its broader historical relevance.
- an ability to discuss the topic with coherent and logical arguments, clearly and correctly expressed in both written and oral forms.
- an ability to employ bibliographic and referencing skills.
Necessary for: HS4332 Special Subject Dissertation