Senior Fresh (SF) - second year
In their SF year, students are required to take a mandatory element (totalling 10 ECTS), and select two optional modules (10 ECTS each).
Mandatory Course Modules
The mandatory element for SF comprises two modules, one per semester, each of which is worth 5 ECTS. Students must take both, providing a combined value of 10 ECTS. Students may be permitted to substitute a Broad Curriculum module for one of the Mandatory Modules. Such requests should be submitted to Head of Department for approval.
Students must take The Arts of Japan in Hilary Term, but may be permitted to substitute a Broad Curriculum module for Making and Meaning in Irish Art I in Michaelmas Term. Such requests should be submitted to Head of Department for approval.
In all, ten optional subjects will normally be available to students during the course of their degree. These are offered over a two-year cycle, with up to five optional modules offered in alternate years. Students choose two in each of SF, JS and SS years. SF students, particularly those intending to study the History of Art and Architecture in their 4th year, are advised to consult the sequence carefully, and to take into account the necessity to undertake a range of modules across the groups in order to ensure a spread across different periods, media and geographic areas.
Students should be aware that the content or sequence of modules may be altered in the future, but at present it is intended to offer the following.
A module on Greek and Roman art and architecture is taught by the Classics department and is available to a limited number of SF students only, in lieu of an options module. It is not available to History of Art students who are also reading Classical Civilisation or Ancient History and Archaeology. Students may not take both the Greek and Roman module and a Broad Curriculum course.
In lieu of Making and Meaning 1, SF students may opt to take a module offered under the Broad Curriculum in Michaelmas Term. Each BC module bears 5 ECTS. A failure in a Broad Curriculum course cannot be compensated for with passes in other courses. See www.tcd.ie/Broad_Curriculum where a list of modules and the assessment pattern for each course is detailed. Students taking the Greek and Roman module may not also take a Broad Curriculum option.
Students are assessed through coursework, tests and examinations. Full details will be provided to students at the start of their respective courses.