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 SOURCES OF CULTURAL HISTORY
Code HIST520
Coordinator Dr JG Hogg
History
J.G.Hogg@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 30

Aims

To introduce students to a broad range of sources associated with the study of cultural history, including aspects of visual and material culture, film and the mass media, and written texts;

To explore ongoing historiographical and theoretical debates over approaches to and interpretations of primary sources;

To engage in the critical evaluation of primary sources.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) A systematic knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of key approaches and sources in the study of Cultural History.

(LO2) An ability to engage with current historiographical and theoretical debates appropriate to MA level in an informed, analytical and critical manner

(LO3) An ability to interpret and evaluate a diverse range of primary source material critically and empathetically, while addressing questions of content, genre, authorship, and audience

(LO4) The acquisition of practical academic skills, demonstrated through task-based activities including compiling a bibliography, writing and discussing essays, adopting correct citation practice, leading workshops and giving oral presentations

(LO5) The acquisition of research-related skills such as literature searches, formulating and evaluating research questions and strategies, the ability to gather, select and organize large quantities of evidence and the critical reading of texts

(LO6) An ability to develop arguments that systematically and creatively organize, synthesize and present clearly large bodies of historical and literary material in written and oral form

(S1) Good time-keeping and readiness to accept responsibility

(S2) Team-working, respect for others reasoned views, flexibility and adaptability

(S3) Gathering, analysing and organising information

(S4) Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of oral expression

(S5) Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of written expression

(S6) Positive attitude, appropriate assertiveness, initiative and self-direction

(S7) Planning and organisational skills

(S8) Understanding, intellectual integrity and being sensitive to different cultures

(S9) Empathy and imaginative insight


Syllabus

 

The following seminar schedule is indicative of the scope of the module. Please note that the selection of case-studies will vary from year to year according to staff availability;

Digital sources;

Oral history and personal testimony;

Visual culture;

Material culture;

Personal testimony;

Film;

Written texts.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Seminar:
The module will be taught through weekly two-hour seminars, usually based around roundtable discussion, in conjunction with informal, mini-lectures and group work.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   24

        24
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 276
TOTAL HOURS 300

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
Critical review of a digital primary source collection. There is a reassessment opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is an anonymous assessment.  -1500 words    30       
Essay. There is a reassessment opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This will be marked anonymously.  -4500 words    70       

Recommended Texts

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