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HI4997   Recording the Past

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Both

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 public history project in the form of podcast(s), video documentary, blog or other approved 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. 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 product. The project may build on work already done in another module, but it must break new ground and use substantially new research. Since training in multimedia techniques will be offered, the student need not previously possess experience in the medium in which he/she chooses to present the project.

Relationship to other modules

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 teaching staff: Prof G DeGroot