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HI390 - The World of the Tavern in Early Modern Europe

  • Module code: HI390
  • Module name: The World of the Tavern in Early Modern Europe
  • Department: History
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module uses one of the most prominent social centres in early modern Europe to illustrate key themes and processes of the period, such as patterns of sociability, the growth of regulation, communication networks, confessional identity, incidence of crime, gender roles and alcohol consumption. It approaches pre-modern social conditions through the analysis of an ubiquitous leisure activity and highlights tensions between religious doctrines, secular laws and popular culture.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: demonstrate enhanced study, writing and communication skills; identify key processes and debates in early modern history; understand the multifunctional role of early modern public houses; examine relevant issues in a range of European case studies; engage with works from neighbouring disciplines; display greater expertise in making individual and group presentations; write an informative book review; develop an individual long essay topic, compile an appropriate bibliography; critically evaluate a range of primary and / or secondary sources in comparative perspective.

Timetabled teaching activities

Weekly meetings usually take the form of seminars, with some introductory lectures.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/undergraduate/modules/hi390

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: HI390-30)
B (Examination only) 3 hour examination (Summer) 100%
C (Assessed/examined work) Long Essay 50%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 50%
V3 (Visiting students only) 1000 word essay plan (T1) - Visiting Exchange Term 1 50%
  2000 word essay (T1) - Visiting Exchange Term 1 50%
V4 (Visiting students only) 1000 word essay plan (T1) - Visiting Exchange Terms 1/2 0%
  2000 word essay (T1) - Visiting Exchange Terms 1/2 50%
  4500 word essay (T2) - Visiting Exchange Terms 1/2 50%
V5 (Visiting students only) 1000 word essay plan (T1) - Visiting Exchange Terms 1/2/3 0%
  2000 word essay (T1) - Visiting Exchange Terms 1/2/3 25%
  2000 word essay (T2) - Visiting Exchange Terms 1/2/3 25%
  4500 word essay (T3) - Visiting Exchange Terms 1/2/3 50%
V6 (Visiting students only) 1000 word essay plan (T2) - Visiting Exchange Term 2 50%
  2000 word essay (T2) - Visiting Exchange Term 2 50%
V7 (Visiting students only) 1000 word essay plan (T2) - Visiting Exchange Terms 2/3 0%
  2000 word essay (T2) - Visiting Exchange Terms 2/3 50%
  4500 word essay (T3) - Visiting Exchange Terms 2/3 50%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessment (visiting/exchange students) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate History (V100) - Year 3
  • 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