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Students will develop critical thinking skills, advanced writing skills, presentation skills, and research skills. They will deepen their knowledge about historiography and approaches to historical research. Through an investigation of broad questions concerning the practice and theory of the historian's craft, students will learn about conceptions of time, literary approaches to history, comparative history, global history, the objectivity and subjectivity of history, and the challenge of classifying history as a science. By engaging with existing historiographical debates and by rehearsing debates in class, students will gain confidence in mixing and matching different approaches to investigate different questions.Indicative Module Content:
1. What do we choose to remember and what to forget?
2. Is history a science?
3. What is time?
4. Is history a story?
5. Why do historians compare?
6. Can history be objective?
7. Are humans the only agents of human history?
8. Why do we need historians?
9. How different is women's history from men's history?
10. Whose history is it?
11. How far is global?
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Reading Journals or equivalent||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Active informed participation in class||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Final essay at the end of the module.||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Assoc Professor Roy Flechner||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Michael Staunton||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Sofya Anisimova||Tutor|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Mon 12:00 - 12:50|
|Seminar||Offering 1||Week(s) - 3, 5, 7, 10, 12||Tues 14:00 - 14:50|
|Seminar||Offering 2||Week(s) - 3, 5, 7, 10, 12||Tues 15:00 - 15:50|
|Seminar||Offering 3||Week(s) - 2, 4, 6, 9, 11||Tues 15:00 - 15:50|
|Seminar||Offering 4||Week(s) - 2, 4, 6, 9, 11||Tues 16:00 - 16:50|