will consist of two essays, each of ‘c. 2,500 words’, which in practice means 2250-3000 words (including footnotes not including coversheet and bibliography) (Term 1 & 2) plus a 2-hour examination (Term 3).
Essay 1, 25%
Essay 2, 25%
Essays should be provided with proper bibliographic references and in be in a legible form with spelling and grammar of an acceptable standard; the use of a word-processor is to be encouraged. Essays should also be submitted anonymously, identified only by University number. Students should be aware that work submitted late will initially be given a mark of zero. If you think you have a justified reason for submitting an essay late (see Departmental Handbook), you should see the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Michael Scott. Students are reminded that written work is expected to be their own, and that unacknowledged or disguised quotation of others' work constitutes plagiarism and will attract a mark of zero.
On submission of all assessed work, students are required to sign a statement to the effect that the submission represents their own work, with no unacknowledged or disguised quotations, passages, or opinions taken from secondary sources. This represents a promise that the essay does not contain plagiarism, which is a serious offence that will be heavily penalized, usually by a mark of zero. The consequences of a student being penalized for plagiarism means that he or she will find it difficult to achieve more than a third-class mark for the course as a whole. For a fuller definition, see the Departmental regulations concerning the presentation of assessed work; if in any doubt, seek advice from Personal Tutors or the Course lecturers.