Module Details

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Title WAR, NATIONALISM AND SOCIETY IN EUROPE, 1792-1801
Code HIST243
Coordinator Em P CJ Esdaile
History
Epsom@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

The close reading of a substantial range of secondary sources drawn from a broad range of different genres;

The manipulation of a wide range of primary sources including letters, dispatches, diaries and memoirs of a sort likely to be vital to the dissertation arising from the module;

The exploration of visual sources as a means of recording and/or understanding the past.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Anability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon secondaryevidence, including historical writings and the interpretations of historians

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

(LO3) The acquisition of a betterunderstanding of the importance of military history in wider historical debate.

(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

 

Topics covered by this module will include:

Britain’s strategic situation in 1808;

The ancien régime in Spain;

The uprising against Napoleon;

The British decision to send troops to the Iberian peninsula;

The nature of the British and Spanish armies;

The campaigns and battles of the Peninsular War;

The background to the Spanish constitution of 1812 and the ever-growing levels of tension, resentment and misunderstanding that marred the Anglo-Spanish alliance.

Delivery of the module will take place through eleven, three-hour seminars each of which will feature a presentation by the module convenor and an extended period of discussion of primary sources. In the second semester, students will go on to write a dissertation based on some aspect of the module or a related topic.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching method 1 - lecture.
The purpose of lectures is to provide students with a framework of information that they can then use as a basis for further reading.

Teaching method 2 - seminar.
Five, 2-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
Exam. There is a reassessment opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  2 hours    85       
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       

Recommended Texts

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