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HI2001   History as a Discipline: Development and Key Concepts

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 11.00 am Mon, Tue and Thu

This module provides an introduction to key theoretical and methodological approaches which have characterised the emergence of History as a discipline since mediaeval times. It covers a number of influential historical schools and perspectives, which are taught thematically with reference to the mediaeval, early modern and late modern periods. The module builds on knowledge acquired by students during their first three semesters of study and equips them with the skills to undertake honours work in History.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): "any 3 history modules (AN, ME or MO), including at least 1 at 2000-level. "

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures and 1 tutorial.

Scheduled learning hours: 44

Guided independent study hours: 156

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr M A McLean