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HI203 - The European World, 1500-1750

  • Module code: HI203
  • Module name: The European World, 1500-1750
  • Department: History
  • Credit: 15, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The European World 1500-1750’ is a core module which all second-year single honours history students take and is also available to other students as an option. Core modules are designed to complement teaching in more specialised options by providing a broad international context for understanding historical developments, and to develop the ability to study and communicate (both orally and in writing) through a relatively intense programme of seminars, lectures and essay work.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should: a) have further developed their study, writing and communication skills; b) be able to assess critically and evaluate historical analysis and argument; c) have developed a basic understanding of the major social, economic, political, and cultural changes that took place in early modern Europe; d) be able to recognise and evaluate points of comparison between different national political, social, economic and cultural systems; e) be able to employ, where appropriate, electronic resources in the gathering of historical evidence, and construction of an historical argument; f) be able to make critical use, where appropriate, of historical writing in a foreign language.

Timetabled teaching activities

2 lectures and 1 seminar per week.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/undergraduate/modules/hi203

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: HI203-15)
A (Assessed work only) 1000 word essay plan (V1L8 students) 25%
  3000 word essay (V1L8 students) 75%
30 CATS (Module code: HI203-30)
B (Examination only) 3 hour examination (Summer) 100%
C2 (Assessed/examined work) 3000 word essay 40%
  Seminar Contribution 10%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 50%
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 History (V100) - Year 2
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate European Studies with Italian (2+2) (T2R3) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate European Studies with Italian (2+2) (T2R3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History and Philosophy (V1V5) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History, Literature and Cultures of the Americas (V230) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (VL13) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History and Politics (VM11) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (VR20) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (VR21) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (VR22) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (VR23) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR24) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR24) - Year 3
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR25) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR25) - Year 3
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR26) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR26) - Year 3
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR27) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR27) - Year 3