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Teaching, workloads and assessment regulations

(History, History/Politics, History/Sociology, French/History, Historical Studies)

A. Teaching arrangements

Attendance is obligatory at seminars (weekly, 1.25 hours). Any student unavoidably prevented from attending a seminar or class should inform the tutor concerned as early as possible beforehand. If this is impossible, s/he should contact the tutor as soon as possible afterwards. Attendance at lectures is recommended but optional.

B. Workloads

Apart from preparing for seminars as instructed by their tutor, students will be required to produce the following essays (2,000 words each) during the year:

1. History students (non-Venice), 3 non-assessed essays, due by the end of weeks 6 and 10 in the first term and by the end of week 10 in the second term. In addition, 1 ‘Literature Report’ due by the end of week 6 in the second term.

2. Venice-stream students, 4 non-assessed essays, due by the end of weeks 6 and 10 in the two first terms.

3. Joint degree students, 3 non-assessed essays, due by the end of week 7 in the first two terms and by the end of week 5 in term 3.


C. Examination/Assessment
The course will be examined this year and count fully for Honours.
1. History students will take a three-hour, three-question written examination, to count for one unit in Finals, and will be assessed for a further half unit by a 4,500 word essay.
2. Joint-degree and part-time students take either a three-hour, three-question written examination or a two-hour two-question examination, to count for a half unit in Finals, and a 4,500 word essay for the other half unit. Overseas visiting students may take the course wholly by assessment.
Assessed essays are to be submitted to the History Office by 12.00 noon on the Wednesday of week 5, Term 3.
A list of some suggested titles for the assessed essay is contained in this handbook. All single-Honours History students (except those on the Venice-stream) must show proof of using their foreign language by writing a ‘Literature Report’ in ‘European World’ (cf. relevant section below). They can gain further credit by writing a ‘Language Essay’ in another module (see Year II Handbook for details).


D. Plagiarism
Plagiarism is a very serious offence which may lead to failure to obtain any degree. Please read carefully the relevant section in the Second-Year Handbook.