Any topic (writer’s choice)
Essays should be typed, double-spaced, 12 pt font, with ample margins (min 25mm) and printed on one side of the paper only.
Students must take care to provide a bibliography and to acknowledge all direct quotations, paraphrases, summaries of other people’s arguments, and other specific intellectual debts through an adequate and consistent system of notation.
In constructing arguments and writing the essay, students should not rely on transposing secondary sources, even when acknowledging and footnoting their origin.
Students on this module must find their own way of expressing and articulating the concepts they use and discuss: achieving this independent competence is the major purpose of the module. Extended copying-out, even when footnoted, may constitute plagiarism and will not help you understand.
Students must ensure that they avoid significant overlap between the subjects and arguments they discuss in assessed essays for other 2nd-year modules, and the work they present in essays for this module (such recycling may constitute self-plagiarism
Students should bear in mind that this is a module about methodologies, and that therefore the essays should be directed toward the ways in which specific texts engage with the objects of art history and criticism.