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HI254 - British Parliamentary and Electoral Politics, 1688-1832

  • Module code: HI254
  • Module name: British Parliamentary and Electoral Politics, 1688-1832
  • Department: History
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module builds on the knowledge of eighteenth century Europe acquired through the first-year core module, and complements other departmental options on British social, cultural, economic and political history. It also complements core modules provided for History and Politics and History and Sociology students. It provides a sound foundation for students going on to take third-year special subjects and advanced options in British history, as well as for the MA in Eighteenth Century Studies and the MA in British History.

Principal learning outcomes

Intended Learning Outcomes: a) the further development of study, writing and communication skills; b) a broad knowledge and understanding of eighteenth century British political culture; c) a greater awareness of the connections between political history, and other branches of historical study; d) the development of critical analytical skills through the assessment of historiographical approaches which are frequently at variance with each other; e) the opportunity, through writing a 4,500 word essay, to develop a greater facility with the skill of extended writing, an improved ability to evaluate critically a range of secondary and (where appropriate) primary sources, as well as an enhanced capacity for individual and self-motivated study; f) IT skills: especially use of the internet and historical databases.

Timetabled teaching activities

Weekly lectures and fortnightly seminars.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: HI254-15)
A (Assessed work only) 1000 word essay plan (V1L8 students) 25%
  3000 word essay (V1L8 students) 75%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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