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Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a systematic knowledge and understanding of the forms and traditions of global travel and its effects on past societies and/or the world today, as well as of traditions of travel writing and travellers’ engagement with foreign societies.
  • Critically analyse and evaluate a broad range of primary sources relating to the history of travel and travel writing, including a range of textual and visual sources, through a multi-disciplinary lens.
  • Effectively communicate ideas, and make informed, coherent and persuasive arguments, relating to the global history of travel and travel writing.
  • Critically review and articulate theoretical, methodological, and historiographical ideas relating to themes in the literature on travel and travel writing, including but not limited to gender, race, Orientalism, colonialism, sexuality, and the environment.
  • Critically engage with the methodology of global history and with a plurality of sources, actors, histories and perspectives from around the world.