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History



History should never be about a dispassionate regurgitation of the facts; it’s a discipline to be approached through empathetic eyes.

If you are intellectually curious, and prepared for your investigations to take you into unexpected territories, you will be at home on a pathway in History.

Why study the History pathway?

You will be constantly surprised as to where history can take you. History at Warwick’s far-reaching approach to history allows you to explore historical topics in depth from around the globe. The Department is studded with expertise spanning the British Isles, continental Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Latin and North America, covering the period from 1300 through to the present day.

In your Liberal Arts modules, you will be introduced to the idea that we can’t understand the problems facing current society unless we understand their history, or the particular social and cultural contexts in which they evolved. Both Liberal Arts and History at Warwick wholeheartedly embrace history’s power to transform lives. The History Department has been teaching the social and political histories of race, class and gender since it was founded nearly 60 years ago.

Modules

You may be interested in the following History modules:

Please note:

 

Liberal Arts core modules

Terms

CATS

Liberal Arts: Principles and Praxis

1 - 2 0

Art and Revolution

1 - 3 30

Science, Society, and the Media

1 - 3 30

Qualitative Methods for Undergraduate Research

1 15

Pathway module

(related to Disciplinary Interest: History)

Terms

CATS

To proceed on this pathway you must study:

Making of the Modern World

1 - 2

30

Optional module

Terms

CATS

Any approved optional module from the Liberal Arts Department or across the University 1 - 3 15

Activities

 

Term

Duration

Certificate of Digital Literacy

Optional 1 10 weeks

Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement

Optional 3 1 week plus
work placement

Certificate of Sustainability

Optional 3 2 workshops

An optional intercalated year abroad is available between your second year and final year.

Liberal Arts core modules

 

Terms

CATS

Consumption

Core module 1 - 3 30

Sustainability

Core module 1 - 3 30

Pathway modules

(related to Disciplinary Interest: History)

Terms

CATS

An Early Modern History module option (this is a pathway requirement) 1 - 2 30
A choice of modules offered and approved by the History Department 1 - 2 30

Activities

 

Term

Duration

Certificate of Coaching Practice

Optional 2 5 weeks

Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement

Optional 3 1 week plus
work placement
Presentation at an undergraduate conference such as the International Conference of Undergraduate Research Optional 3  

Liberal Arts core module

 

Terms

CATS

Dissertation

Core module 1 - 3 30

Pathway modules

(related to Disciplinary Interest: History)

Terms

CATS

A choice of modules offered and approved by the History Department 1 - 2 90

 

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Examples of modules taken on the History pathway

Student A

Year 2

Sustainability
Core Liberal Arts module
30 CATS

Consumption
Core Liberal Arts module
30 CAT

Germany in the Age of
Reformation
Optional module (History), 30 CATS

Gender, History and Politics in
Britain
Optional module (History), 30 CATS