Undergraduate Course: Year Abroad Work for Degrees in Languages and History (CHCA10004)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Course type||Year Abroad
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||During their third year abroad while studying for these combined degrees, students will...
1) write two essays under the supervision of a member of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. One essay will examine a historiographic topic, while the other will be based on primary sources. Materials for both essays will be available online.
2) Students on the Arabic and History programme who are studying at AUC are permitted to take pre-approved history courses where appropriate exchange is allowed/available
For students who choose the two year abroad essays (worth 40 credit points), these are the only pieces of work that students are expected to do in their third year for History. They will help students develop the analytical skills that they have acquired in the previous two years of study.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| 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 2021/22, 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)
Two 4000-word essays, each worth 50%.
Assessment undertaken as part of the pre-approved history courses for students on the Arabic and History programme studying at AUC.
||Students correspond with their essay supervisor whilst abroad to discuss progress and receive feedback. Written feedback on the final submitted essay is made available to students after the Exam Boards.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate, by way of coursework, an ability to read, analyse and reflect critically upon relevant scholarship;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework, an ability to understand, evaluate and utilise a variety of primary source material;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework, 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.
|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.
|Course organiser||Dr Julius Ruiz
Tel: (0131 6)50 3760
|Course secretary||Miss Lorna Berridge