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HI323 - Historiography

  • Module code: HI323
  • Module name: Historiography
  • Department: History
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This is a core module counting for one unit in Finals. It is compulsory for all single-honours History students. By arrangement it may be followed by other advanced students. As a core module it complements teaching in specialised modules, by providing a broad context for understanding developments in the discipline of history during the modern period. It asks students to consider what form of thinking and writing (what kind of human endeavour) `history’ is, and to relate the historiographical developments discussed during the module, to the works of history they study on Advanced Option and Special Subject modules.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module it is intended that students will have: 1. Developed their ability to assess critically historical analysis and argument, past and present; 2. Gained an understanding of the development of the academic study of history since the later eighteenth century; 3. Gained an awareness of recent and contemporary debates in the theory and practice of historical writing; 4. Gained insight into current methodologies, theories, and concepts, currently in use within the historical discipline; 5. Gained insight into how historical arguments have been and are made; 6. Become aware of historiographical traditions outside the West; 7. Had the opportunity to think reflexively about the nature of the historical enterprise within society.

Timetabled teaching activities

The module runs in Terms One and Two. Teaching is through 16 weekly one-hour lectures and ten seminars of 1.5 hours.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/undergraduate/modules/hi323

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: HI323-30)
B (Examination only) Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate History (V100) - Year 3
Optional
  • Undergraduate French and History (R1VA) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History and Italian (R3V2) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History (with Year Abroad) (V101) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (VL13) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (with Year Abroad) (VL14) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History and Politics (VM11) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History and Politics (with Year Abroad) (VM12) - Year 4
  • BA in History and Culture (VR20) - Year 3
  • BA in History and Culture (VR21) - Year 3
  • BA in History and Culture (VR22) - Year 3
  • BA in History and Culture (VR23) - Year 3
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR24) - Year 4
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR25) - Year 4
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR26) - Year 4
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR27) - Year 4