Undergraduate Course: History in Theory (CHCA10003)
|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 is a core course for all students specialising in the histories in the first semester of the third year. Its purpose is to complement the existing options with an overarching theoretical component, introducing them to a range of historical methodologies and themes, and enabling students to reflect conceptually on their more applied historical pursuits. The course will be taught, firstly, in a series of twelve lectures, delivered twice a week, throughout the first half of the semester. This will provide students with an overview of central issues and disciplinary approaches in history, such as the notion of objectivity, the role of economics, gender, and post-modernism. In addition to the lectures students will choose a pathway, which will consist of three seminars taught in weeks 7 to 9 of the semester.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 12,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 3000 word essay worth one third of overall assessment and one two-hour examination worth two thirds of overall assessment.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
| By the end of this course students will be able to:
- show an understanding of the variety and range of historical subdisciplines.
- display a familiarity with central theoretical approaches and issues in current historiography.
- show a general awareness of the roles of concepts, theories and grand narratives in historical literature.
- demonstrate an ability to understand more deeply the central debates and questions of one particular methodology/theme
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The course will be taught by means of a) 12 lectures, delivered twice a week in the first half of the semester, and b) one pathway, selected from a range of options, relating to the lectures and consisting of 3 two-hour seminars in weeks 7 to 9.
|Keywords||HiT historical methodology; core historical themes; objectivity; economics and history; social his
|Course organiser||Dr Tom Webster
Tel: (0131 6)50 3763
|Course secretary||Ms Sophie Lockwood
Tel: (0131 6)50 3767
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