Undergraduate Course: History in Practice (CHCA10001)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 20-credit course provides students with an introduction to the practical components and skills of researching and writing history, encouraging critical reflection on the disciplinary area. It deals specifically with the location of sources how to frame historical questions, methods of analysis, and project design. It will enable reflection on the wider arena in which history is researched and produced, within the media, cultural industries, family or community history, as well as within academic study. It is designed to prepare students for the writing of a history dissertation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 4,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 3,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One workshop task report (2,000 words; 30 per cent). One project report (5,000 words; 70 per cent).
Assessed by coursework only. The course is not examined.
|No Exam Information
| - Skills in locating a range of sources in libraries, online and in archives.
- Understanding of the role of research questions and hypotheses.
- Knowledge of at least two methods of historical analysis.
- Awareness of the roles of concepts, theories and grand narratives in research design.
- Enhanced presentation skills.
- Practical experience of planning and completing a research project as a stepping-stone to the Dissertation.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Julian Goodare
Tel: (0131 6)50 4021
|Course secretary||Ms Sophie Lockwood
Tel: (0131 6)50 3767
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