Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title WAR, NATIONALISM AND SOCIETY IN EUROPE, 1803-1815
Code HIST244
Coordinator Em P CJ Esdaile
History
Epsom@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

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

The challenging of a number of widely-held received ideas concerning the figure of Napoleon;

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


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) An ability toread, 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 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 the French Revolution;

The emergence of the Nation-in-Arms;

The art of war in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic era;

The rise of Napoleon;

Collaboration and resistance in the French imperium;

The response of the powers of Europe to the growth in French military power;

The rise of nationalism and the collapse of the Napoleonic empire.

In so far as the presentation of this material is concerned, lectures (11) and seminars (six, not counting an introductory session and an essay workshop) work together so as to (a) provide students taking the module with a corpus of relevant information, and (b) allow the discussion of said information in a comfortable and relaxed environment. In addition, two or possibly three sessions will be made use for the hearing and assessment of oral presentations.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching method 1 - lecture.
Eleven, 1-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, 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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