This 30 CATS module is strongly recommended for first-year single-honours History students and available as an option for first-year joint-degree students. For 2019/20 only, the module is also available as an option to all second-year students.
This module aims to provide students with:
- Knowledge of the different ways in which Europe and the Early Modern Period more generally were conceived in the past and by historians.
- Knowledge of key terminology from the period and historiography of the period.
- Encourage students to reflect upon notions of European identity in the past and present, and how historical concepts of ‘Europe’ and ‘Europeans’ form contemporary ideas about these concepts.
- Understanding the encounters between Europeans and non-Europeans, and the relationships between them.
- Development of skills in using library resources (including short loan, journals, electronic, and online resources), seminar communication (listening and talking), seminar preparation and managing own learning, and group work.
- Application of knowledge and skills that have been learnt to the analysis of historiographical debates.