Module Details

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Title THE GLOBAL HISTORY OF THE PRESENT
Code HIST114
Coordinator Dr DL Heath
History
D.Heath@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

To make students aware that historical investigation enriches urgent contemporary debates;

To introduce students to a range of new ways of approaching the past (both in terms of subject matter and in terms of new approaches to history – for example, gender history, environmental history);

To introduce students to parts of the world that they have never studied before and, equally importantly, to get them to see the myriad connections between different parts of the world;

To better prepare students for the range of subject matter, geographical areas and approaches available to them from their second year onwards.


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 comparative perspectives, through the ability to identify and to assess similarity and difference by temporal and/or spatial comparison.

(LO3) Understanding of continuity and change over extended time spans.

(LO4) A foundational knowledge of major issues in global history

(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

 

This module is taught by means of twenty-two twice-weekly lectures and six fortnightly seminars. Lectures are designed to give you an introduction to key themes and issues, and to provide a narrative backdrop; they are the basis for independent reading and research. Seminars provide an opportunity for in-depth, student-led discussion of topics chosen by your tutor. Topics include gender; the environment; the development of nation-states, colonialism and governmentality; transnational connections and mobilities; the history of ideas and ideologies.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching method 1 - Lecture.
Description: 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.
Description: These focus on detailed group analysis of key aspects of the module.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 22

6

        28
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 122
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
Final essay. Standard UoL penalties will apply. There is a reassessment opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment.  -1500 words    40       
Essay. Standard UoL penalties will apply. There is a reassessment opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment.  -2500 words    60       

Recommended Texts

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