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HI4997   Recording the Past

Academic year(s): 2021-2022

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the Second year of the Honours Programme.

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

With the consent of the module coordinator and of the Chair of the Degree Committee, candidates may submit a project in the form of a radio programme (podcast), video documentary, interactive website or other appropriate and agreed medium.. RECORDING THE PAST is designed to encourage the development of skills of historical analysis through concentrated study on a chosen topic and, in addition, the development of new skills of presentation through multimedia. Group projects are welcome, their volume being dependent on the numbers involved. Regardless of the medium used, the project outcome is assessed on the quality of the research and analysis (including oral interviews and photographic, film or sound sources) and on the technical quality of the final outcome. The project may build on work already done in another module, but it must break new ground and use substantially new research. Students interested in taking the module should contact the co-ordinator in February of the year before they enter Senior Honours. Students wishing to undertake this module must take HI4996, Presenting the Past, in the first semester of Senior Honours. The pre-requisite module will provide the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake film and audio production.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must take HI4996

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take HI4998 or take HI4999 or take ME4998 or take CL4999

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Weekly seminars, fieldwork and film/video viewing.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

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

Re-assessment: 5,000-word essay (it can be on the same general subject as the original project, but not addressing the same question)


Module coordinator: Mr T C Dawson
Module teaching staff: Tom Dawson