The assessment enables students to demonstrate: i) their understanding of the major changes affecting the development of English; ii) their ability to analyse data and present a clear and concise argument.
The students’ progress will be evaluated on the basis of a final examination (70% of the final grade), which will assess their ability to apply their theoretical knowledge about the linguistic features explained in the lectures and seminars to a number of practical cases from the history of English. Students will be given in advance detailed information regarding the test procedures. Only those students who have complied with attendance requirements (80% of the sessions) will be allowed to sit for the exam in May.
The teacher will also take into consideration (10% of the final grade) the active participation in the class on the part of students, as well as periodical assignments (20% of the final grade), which will be marked by the teacher.
Integrity in academic work is expected of all students at all times in this course. Academic misconduct (including cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person) will not be tolerated and will be penalised with a zero grade in the assignment in question or in the course.
Those students who cannot attend classes on a regular basis must contact the instructor at the beginning of the course (first two weeks). They will be evaluated on the basis of a final exam only. They are encouraged to attend classes whenever possible and visit the subject web site at faitic regularly.
Students on extraordinary resits (July) will be evaluated on the basis of a final examination only.