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HI153 - Making of the Modern World

  • Module code: HI153
  • Module name: Making of the Modern World
  • Department: History
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Making of the Modern World' is the first year core module for all full-time History single honours and joint degree students. It may also be taken as an option by part-time students, visiting students, and students from other departments. In addition to the standard timetable, the module is also offered every few years as an evening option for part-time Historical Studies students. The module is only available as a 30 CAT version. The module contextualises later modern history by providing a framework in which major historical processes of the later modern era are studied on a world-wide scale. The module moves away from a eurocentric and narrative focus and provides more scope for historical approaches based on, among other things, culture, identity and environmental history. The central focus of the module is the rise of the modern, its diffusion and resistance to it. Central features are the Enlightenment, the rise of democracy, industrialisation, imperialism and political and cultural revolution.

Principal learning outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes: The further development of study, writing and communication skills ; To provide the opportunity, through writing essays, to develop in more depth basic writing skills and to use some of the historical sources and skills outlined above. Developing critical and analytical skills based on: introducing students to a wide variety of approaches to the study of History; conveying basic historical knowledge of the modern world since the mid-eighteenth century; utilising interdisciplinary perspectives to deepen historical understanding; providing students with the opportunity to evaluate critically a range of primary sources including official documents, statistics, memoirs, oral history, film, music, painting, architecture, radio, television, museums, memorials, monuments; examining a wide range of secondary sources and secondary interpretations of the modern world; To enable students to produce written and verbal analyses based on the above.

Timetabled teaching activities

The module will be taught through two weekly lectures, a weekly seminar of 1 hour of twelve students, and individual tutorials to discuss feedback on essays. Teaching continues into Summer Term to provide a total of 21 seminars.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/undergraduate/modules/hi153new

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: HI153-30)
D (Assessed/examined work) Essay 1 17%
  Essay 2 17%
  Group Project 33%
  1 hour examination (Summer) 33%
V1 (Visiting students only) 1000 word essay plan - Visiting Exchange Term 1 25%
  3000 word essay - Visiting Exchange Term 1 75%
V2 (Visiting students only) 1000 word essay plan - Visiting Exchange Terms 1 & 2 17%
  2000 word essay - Visiting Exchange Terms 1 & 2 33%
  2500 word essay - Visiting Exchange Terms 1 & 2 50%
V8 (Visiting students only) 1000 word essay plan - Visiting Exchange Term 2 25%
  3000 word essay - Visiting Exchange Term 2 75%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate French and History (R1VA) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate German and History (R2V1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History and Italian (R3V2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Hispanic Studies and History (R4V1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History (V100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History and Global Sustainable Development (V1L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History and Philosophy (V1V5) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (VL13) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History and Politics (VM11) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and History (VQ32) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (VR20) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (VR21) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (VR22) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (VR23) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR24) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR25) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR26) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR27) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 7
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 8
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate European Studies (T201) - Year 10
  • Undergraduate European Studies (T202) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate European Studies (T202) - Year 10
  • Undergraduate European Studies (T202) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate European Studies (T202) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate European Studies (T202) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate European Studies (T202) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate European Studies (T202) - Year 6
  • Undergraduate European Studies (T202) - Year 7
  • Undergraduate European Studies (T202) - Year 8
  • Undergraduate European Studies (T202) - Year 9
  • Undergraduate Historical Studies (Y302) - Year 10
  • Undergraduate Historical Studies (Y302) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Historical Studies (Y302) - Year 6
  • Undergraduate Historical Studies (Y302) - Year 7
  • Undergraduate Historical Studies (Y302) - Year 9
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 6
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 9
  • Undergraduate History (Part-Time) (Y306) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History (Part-Time) (Y306) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History (Part-Time) (Y306) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History (Part-Time) (Y306) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate History (Part-Time) (Y306) - Year 6
  • Undergraduate History (Part-Time) (Y306) - Year 7
Optional
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L100) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L302) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L303) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L304) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L305) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L307) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L308) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L309) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L310) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History (Part-Time) (Y306) - Year 3