Module Details

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Title USES OF THE PAST: HISTORY IMPACT MODULE
Code HIST320
Coordinator Dr MRV Heale
History
Mrvheale@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2019-20 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

Encourage students to think about the issue of applied history by examining the way we use and interpret the past in a contemporary context;

Familiarise students with current debates regarding the role of history in the heritage industry, policy-making and ‘popular’ history (including film, sites of memorialisation and the internet);

Make connections between the independent historical research undertaken by students for their dissertations and / or research essays and the specific thematic strands of this module, encouraging students to consider the type(s) of audience that would be interested in their specialist areas of research.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

(LO2) An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon secondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations of historians.

(LO3) To reflect on the impact of historical research in social, political and cultural contexts.

(S1) Confidence, independence of mind, responsibility, organisation and time-management.

(S2) The ability to work collaboratively and to participate in group discussion

(S3) Gathering, analysing and organising information, including online and digital resources.

(S4) Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of oral expression.

(S5) Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of written expression


Syllabus

 

The module is organised in three strands: ‘The Popular Past’, ‘Policy and the Past’, and ‘Curating the Past’. In each case, we will examine how history is represented and used beyond the academy. Each strand has a pair of lectures, some given by external experts, and a dedicated seminar. The second half of the module consists of workshop and seminar classes that develop your skills in making presentations and creating a poster that will get your work across to a wider audience.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: The lectures introduce the main themes, concepts and historical debates and provide the context for the in-depth discussions in the seminars.
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: Two lectures in weeks 1-4 introduce the module and cover the three key themes through overview lectures given by departmental staff and guest lectures by external practitioners.

Teaching Method 2 - Seminar
Description: Seminars focus on detailed discussions of case studies, historical evidence and questions derived from readings. Later seminars offer guidance on presentation and poster technique, hear student presentations, and offer feedback/feed-forward on the assignments.
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: One seminar per week (two hours each) in weeks 1,2,3 and 4 introduce the module and cover the three key themes. The remaining seminars in the later weeks of the module cover presentation skills and approaches, poster preparation, issues of audience identification and targeting and the assessed presentations themselves.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 8

18

        26
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 124
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Presentation There is a resit opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment.  8 minutes    15       
Poster There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment.  250 words max text    35       
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  -1500 words    50       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.