Module Details

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Title CONQUEST AND ENCOUNTER: FROM CAESAR TO THE AMERICAS
Code HIST251
Coordinator Dr D Kempf
History
Damien.Kempf@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

To introduce students to concepts, theories, debates and examples of the processes of conquest and encounter across a broad period of history;

To explore select case studies in detail and investigate the similarities and differences in these processes over time, tracing features and transformations with reference to culture, religion and politics;

To enhance the skills of essay writing, source criticism, theoretical and conceptual thinking, and historiographical evaluation.


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 and an awareness of different historical methodologies.

(LO3) An understanding of the significance of conquests in the western world from Antiquity to the end of the medieval period.

(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 will introduce students to different types of conquest across a broad chronological span, from the Roman period to the ‘discovery’ of the Americas.    
The seminar programme (five, two-hour seminars) will examine various aspects of these issues, including military power, cultural exchange, ethnicity, language, religious toleration, conversion and persecution, trade, and contemporary and modern perceptions of these phenomena.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching method 1 - 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.

Teaching method 2 - 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 reassessment opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  5 minutes    15       
Essay. There is a reassessment opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is an anonymous assessment.  -2500 words    85       

Recommended Texts

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