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Aims and Assessment

Aims

By the end of this module students will have:

  • developed their ability to assess critically historical analysis and argument, past and present
  • gained an understanding of the development of the academic study of history throughout the world since the mid-eighteenth century to the 1990s
  • gained an awareness of recent and contemporary debates in the theory and practice of historical writing
  • gained insight into current methodologies, theories, and concepts, currently in use within the historical discipline
  • gained insight into how historical arguments have been and are made
  • become aware of historiographical traditions outside the West

 

Assessment

  • Assignment 1: Oral participation/engagement (10%)

  • Assignment 2: Primary source analysis using one of the approaches of the module (30%)

  • Assignment 3: Primary source analysis using two of the approaches. Must differ from those treated in the previous essay (60%)