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History Module Information (2021)

Please ensure you read all the information and follow all instructions carefully to ensure the best chance of getting onto your first choice modules.

All modules are allocated a weighting of either 15 or 30 ‘CATS’. Undergraduate students are required to complete exactly 120 CATS in each year of their course (please note students are not permitted to ‘over-CAT’ in History).
Within these 120 CATS, students in all years are allocated to core, compulsory modules which are all outlined in the Degree Course Syllabi.

It is essential that you familiarise yourself with this document, as it will inform you exactly how many CATS of optional modules you are able to choose.

All information below will help new and existing students select and register for modules within the History Department.


Choosing Your Modules

These webpages are designed to support you in your module selection process.

You should spend some time thinking about possible modules you might like to study next year and find it useful to ask yourself a number of questions:

Which modules will allow me to further develop interests and skills I find useful?

How far should I challenge myself to move into new areas?

How have I developed as a learner over the past year, and what would I like to build on for the future?

What attributes do I see myself acquiring as a student of History?

What assessment types do I enjoy?

Click here to find Available Modules in 2021-2022

 


Second and Final Year Students

History and History Joint Degree Students

If you are a joint degree student (with History as one of your departments), you must check how your other department runs module selection.

It is essential that all students correctly follow the module process. Students MUST submit a History module application form. Failure to follow the process correctly will result in students being allocated to modules late and have a more limited choice of options.
Students who register for modules via eVision without department permission will be removed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please make sure to look at the FAQ page to see if your query can be answered there, or contact the Undergraduate Team via HisModApplications@warwick.ac.uk.

  1. Check your Course Syllabi carefully to ensure you know what modules you are required to take in the coming academic year.
  2. Look at the History modules available to you and read through the module webpages.
    Students going into their second year must:
        • Rank, and will be allocated to, at least 30 CATS of Early Modern modules.
        • Take at least 1 X 30 CATS module.
  3. Submit your module application form found here. Joint-degree students will be able to note their pathway on the form.
    The form opens at: 10am (UK time) Wednesday 10 March 2021
    The form closes at: 12pm (UK time) Wednesday 31 March 2021
        • You must choose a different option for each ranking, and may not repeat modules.
  4. Students will receive their approved modules, via the History website, by the end of term 3 (Friday 02 July 2021).
  5. Register your approved modules only on eVision. Further information on how to do this will follow in due course.
  6. Sign up to your seminars.
    Seminar self sign-ups will open on Tabula during Welcome Week (27 September 2021). More information on how to do this will be communicated during this time.

Teaching will start on Monday Week 1, Term 1 in the 2021-2022 academic year (04 October 2021).
After this date you will no longer be able to swap your module choices. If you wish to take an outside option (such as a language module etc) you must gain written permission from the relevant department, and then request this from the History department via the Module Swap form. This form will be released later on in the year.

 


Venice, and Venice with Study Abroad Students

Venice (V102; Renaissance and Modern History Stream)

If you have any questions or concerns, please make sure to look at the FAQ page to see if your query can be answered there, or contact the Undergraduate Team via HisModApplications@warwick.ac.uk.

Year Group

What To Do

First Year Students
in 2021-2022

You will have the opportunity to transfer onto our Venice and Study Abroad programmes at a later date. More information on these exciting opportunities will be provided throughout your first year.

Intermediate Year Students in 2021-2022

If you wish to transfer to the V102 History (Renaissance and Modern History Sream) and spend the first term of your final year in Venice, please fill in the module selection form using the V102 degree path.

As well as HI2E1, HI2E2, and HI2E4, the module ‘HI2E9-30 Crossing Boundaries and Breaking Norms in the Medieval World’ is CORE for students on the Venice and Modern Renaissance stream.

Intermediate Students,
On a Year Abroad
in 2021-2022

If travel restrictions permit a year abroad to take place in 21/22, you will not take any modules throughout the year.
However, should the eventuality occur where travel restrictions are still in place, we need to make sure you are still allocated to your preferred modules. Therefore, please make sure you complete the following two steps:

1. Fill in the module application form for your course as a final year student.

2. Note in the ‘Additional Comments’ box that you are currently due to go on a Year Abroad in 21-22.

If you have decided you no longer wish to go to Venice, and would like to move back to V100 History (Modern Stream) please ensure you fill in the module selection form using the V100/V101 degree path and ensure that you contact the Undergraduate Office to make sure you have been removed from the V102 stream.

Final Year Students
in 2021-2022

So long as travel restrictions permit your second term* in Venice to take place, and you still wish to go, please fill in the module selection form using the degree path which is relevant to you:
V102 – History (Renaissance and Modern)
V103 – History (Renaissance and Modern with Year Abroad)
If you have decided you no longer wish to go to Venice, and would like to move back to V100 History (Modern Stream) please ensure you fill in the module selection form using the V100/V101 degree path.

*N.B. As per communications from Professor Rebecca Earle, as of February 2021, the Venice term will take place in Spring 2022.

 


Study Abroad Students

If you are a History, History & Philosophy, History & Politics or History & Sociology student (all other joint degree students should contact their home Department for advice) planning to take a Year Abroad in 2021-2022:
If travel restrictions permit a year abroad to take place in 2021-2022, you will not take any modules throughout the year.
However, should the eventuality occur where travel restrictions are still in place, we need to make sure you are still allocated to your preferred modules. Therefore, please make sure you complete the following two steps:

  1. Fill in the module application form for your course as a final year student.
  2. Note in the ‘Additional Comments’ box that you are currently due to go on a Year Abroad in 2021-2022.

If you have decided not to go on your year abroad please fill it in as a final year student, following all guidelines above.

If you are returning from a Year Abroad in 2021-2022
For your final year of study in the 2021-2022 academic year please ensure you follow all the guidelines listed for History Final Year students above.

 


History Part Time Students

If you are a part-time student you are permitted to take modules from different levels (year groups). It is your responsibility to make sure you take the correct number of Level 4 and Honours modules. If you need any advice on this please contact CLL or Dr Simon Peplow, Co-ordinator for Part-time Degrees in History.

We strongly advise that you take modules in the correct order (that is all level 4, followed by level 5, followed by level 6). The modules have been designed to progress you through a History degree building on prior experience.

  1. Make sure you are aware of how many modules you should take during 2021-2022. As above, if you have any questions, please contact CLL or Dr Simon Peplow.
  2. Look at the History modules available to you and read through the module webpages.
  3. Submit your module application form for Part Time students found here. Even if you are only taking a couple of modules next year, please make sure that you rank 10 modules in your order of preference in the Module Nominations text box.
    The form opens at: 10am (UK time) Wednesday 10 March 2021
    The form closes at: 12pm (UK time) Wednesday 31 March 2021
        • You must choose a different option for each ranking, and may not repeat modules.
        • Make use of Module Nominations free text box to explain how many modules you would like to take in 2021-2022 (up to 90 CATS worth).
        • We do not yet have any information on next year's timetable, however if you would prefer teaching after 5pm, please also give this information in the box.
        • You can use this box to provide any further information you think helpful.
  4. Students will receive their approved modules, via the History website, by the end of term 3 (Friday 02 July 2021).
  5. Register your approved modules only on eVision. Further information on how to do this will follow in due course.
  6. Sign up to your seminars.
    Seminar self sign-ups will open on Tabula during Welcome Week (27 September 2021). More information on how to do this will be communicated during this time.

Teaching will start on Monday Week 1, Term 1 in the 2021-2022 academic year (04 October 2021).
After this date you will no longer be able to swap your module choices. If you wish to take an outside option (such as a language module etc) you must gain written permission from the relevant department, and then request this from the History department via the Module Swap form. This form will be released later on in the year.

 


Non-History Students, and Incoming Visiting Students

If you are a visiting student starting in Autumn 2021, or a Warwick student from outside the History department and wish to take a History module, please follow this process carefully.
Students who register for modules via eVision without department permission will be removed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please make sure to look at the FAQ page to see if your query can be answered there, or contact the Undergraduate Team via HisModApplications@warwick.ac.uk.

  1. Check your course syllabus carefully to ensure you know what modules you are required to take in the coming academic year, and confirm that you have written permission from your home department to do an outside option.
  2. Look at the History modules available to you and read through the module webpages.
  3. Email HisModApplications@warwick.ac.uk detailing which module you would like to take (code and title), and if you are a Warwick student, attach confirmation from your Home Department that you have been given permission to take this module as long as there is space.
  4. The Undergraduate Team will let you know whether or not there is space on the module and if you have been successful in obtaining a place shortly thereafter.
    N.B. Students from outside departments will be allocated to modules after all home students have been. For home students, allocation begins after 31 March.
  5. If successful, you must register your approved modules only on eVision. Further information on how to do this will follow in due course.
  6. Sign up to your seminars.
    Seminar self sign-ups will open on Tabula during Welcome Week (27 September 2021). More information on how to do this will be communicated during this time.

Teaching will start on Monday Week 1, Term 1 in the 2021-2022 academic year (04 October 2021).
After this date you will no longer be able to swap your module choices. If you wish to take an outside option (such as a language module etc) you must gain written permission from the relevant department, and then request this from the History department via the Module Swap form. This form will be released later on in the year.

 


Glossary of Key Terms

Term

Definition

15 CATS Module

Module with 150 learning hours associated

30 CATS Module

Module with 300 learning hours associated

Core Module

A compulsory module for all students on a given course

Early Modern Module

Early modern modules are those which will allow students to meet the requirement to study at least 30 CATS of early modern history in year 2.
Many of these modules do cross over into the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Level 4
[formerly level C ("certificate"), aka HE level 1]

Equivalent to the first year of a full-time undergraduate degree

Level 5
[formerly level I ("intermediate"), aka HE level 2]

Equivalent to the second year of a full-time undergraduate degree

Level 6
[formerly level H ("honours"), aka HE level 3]

Equivalent to the third/final year of a full-time undergraduate degree

Modern Module

A module with content solely situated in the modern period

Optional Core

Optional core modules give students a limited choice, e.g. you must choose one of these two modules

Optional Module

A non-compulsory module

Pathway

For Joint Degree students, the percentage of modules in their final year of study between departments, i.e. 25% Sociology / 75% History