Undergraduate Course: British Society, the 20th Century (Social History 1.2) (ECSH08031)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||British Society, the 20th Century (Social History 1.2)will cover the following main themes. Population and family; education; work; the welfare state; social relations and hierarchy; popular culture; crime and violence; gender; childhood, youth and old age; ethnicity.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 essay contributing 26% of the final mark; 1 short assignment contributing 14% of the final mark; 1 examination contributing 60% of the final mark.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||1:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Resit||1:30|
| The major aims of the course, besides investigating the nature of social change, are to put in an historical context aspects of society which are also studied in subjects like Social Policy, Sociology and Social Anthropology, and to provide a historical context for students interested in subjects like English and Scottish Literature, Art and Architecture. The popular representation of history through the media and museums is a topic of interest in many disciplines, and this will be examined in various ways.
At the end of the course, we hope you will have, in addition to a strong understanding of change in British society during the period of coverage:
a) an ability to employ evidence to answer questions in written formats and also verbally.
b) skills in the use of the library, library catalogues, and in the reading and interpretation of sometimes difficult texts.
c) an ability to organise your own work-load and meet deadlines.
d) an understanding of a range of alternative approaches to the past, text and quantitatively based, visual, architectural and object based.
Perhaps the most important aspect of the course is that we are constantly asking questions and challenging pre-conceived notions about the past. Historical facts are important not for their own sake, but in leading towards an understanding of social processes.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Attendance at a weekly tutorial is required.
|Course organiser||Dr Trevor Griffiths
Tel: (0131 6)50 6897
|Course secretary||Ms Caroline Grevers
Tel: (0131 6 )51 1783
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