Assessment of the module for all students is 50% for work submitted during the module and 50% for a 2-hour exam in the May/June session of examinations.
The exam will be divided into two parts: students will be required
- to identify and comment on two pieces of primary evidence which you will have met during the course of the module (out of a choice of five, which may include texts, plans or photographs)
- to write two essays (from a choice of at least six titles).
It should be noted that students should not expect a close overlap between the titles of assessed essays and those in the exam though they should also be aware that the thoughtful student may well be able to exploit for somewhat different purposes the knowledge and material gained in connection with their essays.
The examination will test the whole of the syllabus, and assumes that students have consolidated their work in lectures and seminars with extra reading (as indicated on lecture bibliographies).
II) Assessed essays
Two assessed essays must be produced, one to be handed in during the Autumn term, the second during the Spring term. Essays must be provided with proper bibliographic references, and be presented legibly; use of a word processor is encouraged. Spelling and grammar must be of an acceptable standard. For general advice on assessment criteria see the Departmental Handbook.
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.