Undergraduate Course: Year Abroad Work for Degrees in Languages and History (CHCA10004)
|School of History, Classics and Archaeology
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Not available to visiting students
|During their third year abroad while studying for these combined degrees, students carry out guided reading under the supervision of a member of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and write an essay on a historical theme which makes use of the language that they are studying. The essays are handed in on the student's return at the beginning of Year 4.
The year abroad essay (worth 40 credit points) is the only piece of work that students are expected to do in their third year for History. It gives students the opportunity to develop their own research project or discuss historiography on a subject that interests them in the place where they are working or studying, and is of their own choosing. It will help them develop the organizational and analytical skills that they have attained in the previous two years of study.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
| A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|The essay is the sole component of assessment. Assessment is carried over to the fourth year in line with the standard practice for modern language degree programmes.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, command of the body of knowledge considered in the course;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, an ability to read, analyse and reflect critically upon relevant scholarship;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, an ability to understand, evaluate and utilise a variety of primary source material;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, the ability to develop and sustain scholarly arguments in oral and written form, by formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence;
- demonstrate independence of mind and initiative; intellectual integrity and maturity; an ability to evaluate the work of others, including peers.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
|As indicated below, the Year Abroad Work is based on guided reading. Supervisors and students have contact via email and telephone to discuss the various stages of the essay.
|Dr Julius Ruiz
Tel: (0131 6)50 3760
|Ms Marie-Therese Talensby
Tel: (0131 6)50 3780
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