Module Details

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Title LIVERPOOL: HISTORY AND HERITAGE
Code HIST209
Coordinator Dr GJ Milne
History
G.J.Milne@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

To explore the history of Liverpool, placing it in the context of international urban history;

To use Liverpool’s experience to explore the issue of heritage and its relationship with history;

To explore a variety of sources, methods and theories as applied to a case study city of global importance to urban historians.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon secondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations of historians.

(LO2) An understanding of the development of history as a discipline an awareness of different historical methodologies.

(LO3) An understanding of the relationship between history and heritage in modern Liverpool.

(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 lecture programme (eleven one hour lectures, weekly) offers a broad survey of Liverpool’s history from the formal establishment of the town in the Middle Ages to its most recent period of urban regeneration, while devoting most attention to the eighteenth century onwards. Subjects covered include society, culture and economy;   trade and commerce; race and ethnicity; religion and sectarianism; buildings and spaces. The seminar programme (five two hour seminars, fortnightly) focuses on detailed group analysis of key aspects of the module: museums; biography; and built environment. In the first three seminars, students discuss set texts that explore how historians’ perspectives compare and contrast with those of museums, heritage sites and popular history interpretations. Students also come to the seminar ready to discuss their choice of a Liverpool example of the issue in question. The final two seminars hear and discuss assessed presentatio ns by the students.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lecture:
Eleven one hour lectures. The lectures provide a framework for the module, introduce the main themes, concepts and historical debates, and provide the context for the in-depth discussions in the seminars.

Seminar:
Five two hour seminars. These focus on detailed group analysis of key aspects of the module, and hear and discuss assessed presentations by the students.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 11

10

        21
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 129
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. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  5 minutes    15       
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is an anonymous assessment.  -2500 words    85       

Recommended Texts

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