Module Details

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Title LIVERPOOL IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Code HIST9023
Coordinator Dr CG Jones
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
C.G.Jones2@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ Continuing Education Session 10

Aims

To explore the history of Liverpool in the 20th century through social, political, cultural and economi appraoches. To examine this period through primary and secondary sources including text, film and visual sources. To evaluate the benefits of oral history. To introduce the knowledge and research skills needed to be an active historian.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will possess a broad understanding of the social, political, economic and cultural history of Liverpool in the 20C.

(LO2) Students will be able to reflect critically on primary sources including text, film and visual material.

(LO3) Students will possess an introductory understanding of the value and difficulties of oral history.

(LO4) Students will possess the knowledge and research skills to be active, self-directed historians.

(S1) Lifelong learning skills

(S2) Communication skills


Syllabus

 

1.  From Second City of Empire to the Brink of Revolution, 1900-1911.

2. Merseyside at War, 1914-19.

3. Boom, Bust and Getting By: From the General Strike to the Great Depression, 1926-36.

4. Liverpool in the Age of Total War, 1936-45.

5. Welfare, Warfare and the Waterfront,1945-58.

6. Finishing the Work of the Luftwaffe: Slum Clearance, New Towns and the City, 1956-70.

7. Merseybeat or Merseybeaten? Social Histories of Scousers in the Swinging Sixties, c. 1959-73.

8. The City that Dared to Fight? Race, class and Thatcherism, 1979-85.

9. Challenge, Change and Courage: Living in the City in the long 1990s.

10. Personal Reflections on a Global City in Motion.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Interactive, tutor-led lecture.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2 - Group-work
Description: Group work in class, for example analysing primary sources or particular problems.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Self-Directed Learning Description: Completion of set reading and tasks; research and writing of assessed essay.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 10

        10

20
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 80
TOTAL HOURS 100

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
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 1  c 2500 words    100       

Recommended Texts

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