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Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: V100
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAA-AAB / IB : 36-35, with no score less than 4 / BTEC : Applications considered
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Module details

Year One Compulsory Modules

  • The Global History of the Present (HIST114)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    ​Tomake students aware that historical investigation enriches urgent contemporarydebates;

    Tointroduce students to a range of new ways of approaching the past (both interms of subject matter and in terms of new approaches to history – forexample, gender history, environmental history);

    Tointroduce students to parts of the world that they have never studied beforeand, equally importantly, to get them to see the myriad connections betweendifferent parts of the world;

    Tobetter prepare students for the range of subject matter, geographical areas andapproaches available to them from their second year onwards.

    Learning Outcomes

    An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon secondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretationsof historians

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

    Understanding of continuity and change over extended time spans. .

    A foundational knowledge of major issues in global history

  • History Matters (HIST105)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To discuss the discipline of History, its relevance and significance asa means of understanding the past and the present

    To appreciate thecomplex nature of historical knowledge through engagement with a keyhistoriographical debate

    To develop writtenand oral skills and aptitudes developed by the study of history

    To understand therules and procedures of the scholarly community in the department of historyand to enter into the research culture through engagement with one tutor’s work

    To encourage theindependent and self-reflective attitudes which are essential touniversity-level study
    Learning Outcomes

    An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon secondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretationsof historians

    An understanding of the development of different historiographies and anawareness of different historical approaches.

    A foundational knowledge of the professional practice of History

  • Presenting the Past (HIST106)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    AimsTo introduce a variety of transferable skills
    To build group skills – through regular weekly meetings and the preparation of the group project
    To inculcate clear and accurate written and oral presentation skills
    To encourage an ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon contemporary texts and other primary sources
    To explore the importance of independence of mind
    To introduce the skills relevant to the types of employment to which history graduates aspire i.e. team-working, interpersonal skills, self-confidence, oral/visual presentation
    Learning Outcomes

    ​​​​An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources

    An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

    A foundational knowledge of the professional practice of History

  • Religion, Politics and Society, C. 800 to C. 1700 (HIST115)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims 

    To introduce students to the history of Europe between Late Antiquityand the Enlightenment

    ​To develop empathetic understanding of the period

    ​To develop critical evaluation of primary sources

    ​To develop an ability to analyse problems, construct an argument andpresent it clearly in written form.


    Learning Outcomes

    ​An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon secondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretationsof historians

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

    Understanding of continuity and change over extended time spans.

    A foundational knowledge of the history of Europe between Late Antiquityand the Enlightenment

  • Modern Britain: Democracy, War, and Modernity (HIST116)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims



    Acquire a broad foundational coverage of the history of modern Britain

    Gain an introduction to some of the major historiographicalcontroversies relating to modern Britain and thus to the competing perspectiveson Britain’s recent past adopted by historians working in differenthistoriographical traditions

    Enhance critical awareness of the sources of evidence deployed byhistorians of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

    Develop skills in the interpretation of sources







    Learning Outcomes

    An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon secondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretationsof historians

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

    A foundational knowledge of the history of modern Britain.

  • Politics, Economy and Society in Modern Europe (HIST117)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

     

    To provide students with an introduction to continental European historybetween 1870 and 1939.

    To encourage students to broadens their understanding of the role ofmultiple factors in historical processes.

    ​To develop an ability to analyse problems, construct an argument andpresent it clearly in written form.


    Learning Outcomes

    An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon secondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretationsof historians

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

    A foundational knowledge of the history of modern continental Europe.

Year Two Optional Modules

  • America's Emergence to World Power: Us Foreign Relations From Mckinley to Truman (HIST215)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    Familiarise students with the main features of Americanforeign policies from the 1890s to the 1950s.

    Identify key themes, in particular isolation andintervention, in US policy,

    Assess the roles of key individuals in shaping policy

     

    Learning Outcomes

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

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

    ​Students who complete this module will have agrasp of the essential pattern of US foreign policy and its main historicaldebates

  • Animals and Beasts in the Middle Ages (HIST297)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To introduce students to concepts and theoriesabout animals in the Middle Ages.


    To explore select case-studies in detail andinvestigate the role of animals within medieval human society.


    To enhance the skills of essay writing, sourcecriticism, conceptual thinking and historiographical evaluation.


    Learning Outcomes

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

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

    An understanding of the role of animalsin medieval society.   

  • Bodies and Power: Encounters in Modern American Health, Medicine and Society (HIST268)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To explorehistories of health, medicine and the body in modern America through different humanexperiences and from various critical perspectives.

    Tointroduce students to a rich selection of theories, debates, and evidence usedin the historiography of American health, medicine and the body.

    To developstudents'' ability to present and organise informed and reflective oral andwritten arguments.

    Learning Outcomes

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

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

    To developan understanding of significant issues in the histories and historiography ofAmerican bodies, health and medicine.

  • Chairman Mao and Twentieth-century China (HIST203)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
    Aims

    To provide a goodfoundation in the life and work of Mao Zedong (1893-1976).


    ​To offer a criticalexamination of past and present writings on the key episodes in modern Chinesehistory.


    ​To gain the ability toengage in critical reading of Maoist texts.


    To gain anappreciation of how China’s developments can be situated in global historicaltrajectories
      Learning Outcomes

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

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

      The ability to develop historicalarguments, utilise primary (translated) evidence, and sustain historiographicalengagement, with regard to twentieth-century Chinese history and the life andpolitics of Mao Zedong.

    • Christian Bodies, 200-800 Ce (HIST206)
      Level2
      Credit level15
      SemesterSecond Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      Aims

      We will explore the central problems regarding late antique and early medieval gender that the readings variously thematize, namely the exercise of power, control and interpretation with regard to human bodies. These remain highly “modern” and relevant to us today.

       

      The purpose of reading the primary and secondary sources is to acquaint students with contemporary texts and the central axes of the gender debates in history and archaeology that have caused them to be reinterpreted in recent years.

       

      Though the course is focused on the question of gender, students will become familiar in a meaningful way with the varied way in which clerics and nuns were able to adapt Christian (and pagan) conventions to meet their individual and community needs in the expression of their religiosity.

      Learning Outcomes

      An ability toread, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon secondary evidence,including historical writings and the interpretations of historians

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

      Students will learn of the traditionsand conventions that shaped and restricted expectations of male and femalebehavior in late antique and early medieval Christianity.

    • Cinema and the Making of Modern India (HIST231)
      Level2
      Credit level15
      SemesterSecond Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      Aims

      To introduce students to post-colonialIndian history;

      To introduce students to usingfilms as historical sources;

      To encourage students toconsider the role of culture in fashioning identities and about the nature andchallenges of being ‘post-colonial’, as well as about the nature and effects ofglobalisation;

       

      Learning OutcomesAnability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon secondaryevidence, including historical writings and the interpretations of historians     

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

      An ability to read, analyse and reflectcritically and contextually upon films as primary sources.

    • Colonial Cosmovisions: Indigenous and Christian Worldviews in the Americas (HIST242)
      Level2
      Credit level15
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      Aims

      A greater critical understanding of the process of religious transformation in the Colonial (Early Modern) Hispanic World.

      A greater familiarity with the fundamental role that religious life played and supernatural/preternatural beings were perceived to play in Latin American society.

      A greater familiarity with the diversity of approaches to religious transformation during the colonial period.

          Learning Outcomes

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

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

          A critical understanding of the processof religious transformation in the Colonial (Early Modern) Hispanic World andthe fundamental role that religious life played and supernatural/preternatural,together with a critical understanding of the fundamental role that spiritualbeings were perceived to play in Latin American society.

        1. Conflict and Conciliation: Ireland 1870-1923 (HIST804)
          Level2
          Credit level15
          SemesterFirst Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims

          1.    Module aims to present a wide-ranging picture of the state of Irelandfrom the late 19th century to the early twentieth century.

          2.    ​To acquaint students with key historical concepts and debates such asmodernisation, democratisation, nationalism, unionism, colonialism anddemographic transition.

          Learning OutcomesStudents will be able to summarise and evaluate factual and technical information.

          Students will be able to evaluate and analyse contemporary documents to build essential historical skills of analysis.

          Students will be able to discuss particular historical problems and historical debates to enable independence of thought and persuasive argument.

          Students will be able to define and discuss key historical concepts, including modernisation, democratisation, nationalism, unionism, colonialism and demographic transition.

        2. Conquest and Encounter: From Caesar to the Americas (HIST251)
          Level2
          Credit level15
          SemesterSecond Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims

            To introduce studentsto concepts, theories, debates and examples of the processes of conquest andencounter across a broad period of history

             

            To explore select casestudies in detail and investigate the similarities and differences in theseprocesses over time, tracing features and transformations with reference toculture, religion and politics

             

            To enhance the skillsof essay writing, source criticism, theoretical and conceptual thinking, andhistoriographical evaluation.









              Learning Outcomes

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

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

              An understanding of the significance ofconquests in the western world from Antiquity to the end of the medieval period

            • Crime and Deviance in the Modern World (HIST220)
              Level2
              Credit level15
              SemesterSecond Semester
              Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
              Aims

                To develop a critical understanding of thetheoretical and conceptual literature that uses studies of crime and devianceto understand the structure of power and governance in past societies. 

                To reflect on similarities and differences in ideasabout crime and deviance in different contexts and at different times.​

                To develop a historical and comparativeunderstanding of the origins of modern disciplines and projects such ascriminology, penology and eugenics.

                Tofamiliarise students with case studies in the relationships between domination,resistance, power and agency in past societies.​

                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                An understanding of the importance ofhistorical context in understanding crime and deviance.

              • Culture and Belief in Late Medieval England (HIST266)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                AimsTo introduce students to recent approaches to popular culture and belief in late medieval England.    
                To relate popular belief to broader developments in English society and culture, c.1300-c.1520.
                To enhance the skills of essay writing, historiographical evaluation and presenting.
                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                An understanding of English culture and belief between the earlyfourteenth and the early sixteenth centuries.

              • East-central Europe, 1740-1990 (HIST248)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterSecond Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims

                Tosurvey the history of modern East-Central Europe.

                 

                Toengage with specific historiographical debates grounded in one geographicalregion.

                 

                Toexplore how power functions within various regime types.

                 

                Learning Outcomes

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

                ​An understanding of the development of history as a discipline and anawareness of different historical methodologies.     

                An understanding of the relationshipbetween identities, political mobilization, and social change.

              • Empire and Humanitarianism: Responsibility, Neglect and the Imperial Mission (HIST254)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterSecond Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims

                ​​​​

                Toexplore the history of humanitarianism within the particular context of theBritish Empire.

                 

                To usethe study of humanitarianism to understand the relationship between domesticBritain and its empire.

                 

                Toexplore a variety of sources, methods and theories as they relate to thematerial and imagined networks of imperial humanitarianism.

                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                To understand the relationship betweenhumanitarian and imperial practices and discourses.   

              • Enlightenment: Ideas, Politics and Society in 18th-century Europe (HIST219)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims 

                To explore the historyof Europe in the Age of Enlightenment, assessing the impact of ideas on thepolitical, cultural and social history of the eighteenth century


                To introduce students toa variety of techniques and methodologies in intellectual history, encouragingthem to think about the relationship between ideas and events in the past – andthe relationship between thinkers and policy-makers today



                To examine a range oftextual, visual and material evidence, understanding how primary sourcematerial has been used and interpreted by different historians



                To encourage students tothink about history comparatively and to draw parallels, connections andcontrasts between different countries and regions.




                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                To develop acommand of comparative perspectives, identifying and assessing similarity anddifference across different regions and countries.

              • Europe Since 1945: An Emotional History (HIST285)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterSecond Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims 

                To explore the history of Europe since 1945from a comparative and transnational perspective.

                 

                To explore questions of social, cultural,political and economic change over time in Europe since 1945.


                To considerthe importance of emotions in politics, society and culture, and as a lens forhistorical research.

                Learning Outcomes

                An ability toread, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon secondary evidence,including historical writings and the interpretations of historians

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

                An understanding of key themes in thesocial, cultural and political history of postwar Europe.

              • Eyes On the Prize: the Long Struggle for Civil Rights (HIST299)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterSecond Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
                Aims

                Toexamine the changing character and nature of the long Civil Rights Movementfrom the late 19th century to the end of the 1960s. 

                To assessthe role and significance of individual leaders, their personalities andstrategy-making, in relation to the importance of broader ‘structural’ forcesthat have transformative social and political effects.

                 To foster and developundergraduates’ understanding of the historical processes by which societiesmay be changed and their established power relationships challenged andre-negotiated, using the American CRM as a case study.

                Learning OutcomesAnability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon secondaryevidence, including historical writings and the interpretations of historians     

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

                To acheive a critical understanding of historical process through analysis of a range of primary and secondary texts relating to the Civil Rights Movement

              • From Cradle to Grave: British Health and Medicine Since 1750 (HIST239)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims


                To explore thehistory of health through a series of topics and themes which examine howexperiences and expectations of health for individuals and populations havechanged.

                ​To investigate howthe health responds to a wide variety of determinants, including income levels,housing conditions, diet and medical care.

                ​To study the role ofthe patient, the practitioner and the state in health care.

                ​To understand how health has beenmeasured in the past; how authorities have understood health and producedstrategies to reduce health inequalities.




                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                An ability to analyse the determinantsof health, the role of the patients, the practitioner and the state in healthcare., and a broad understanding of how experiences and expectations of healthfor individuals and populations have changed.​

              • Human Rights in History (HIST288)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims

                To familiarise students with keythemes and concepts relating to the recent history of human rights, with aparticular focus on Europe in the twentieth century. (This is not a course inhuman rights law or advocacy).

                To introduce students to therelevant historiography on human rights, enabling them to situate key humanrights texts and debates within a broader historical context.

                To hone students'' ability tocritically evaluate these debates

                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                Knowledge and understanding ofthe main events and themes in the recent history of human rights

              • Lady to Ladette: Gender, Society and Culture in Twentieth-century Britain (HIST250)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterSecond Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims

                Toexplore how do ideas about gender change over time

                Toconsider how dominant gender ideals relate to lived experiences.

                Toexplore what power structures are at play in particular cultural understandingsof gender.


                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                Students will have developed asophisticated understanding of how the gendered expectations placed upon womenhave varied and been contested in Britain throughout the twentieth century.

              • Liverpool: History and Heritage (HIST209)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterSecond Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims

                To explore the history of Liverpool, placing it inthe context of international urban history

                To use Liverpool’s experience to explore the issueof heritage and its relationship with history.

                ​To explore a variety of sources, methods and theories as applied to acase study city of global importance to urban historians.​






                Learning Outcomes

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



              • An understanding of the development of history as a discipline an awareness of different historical methodologies.

                ​An understanding of the relationship between history and heritage in modern Liverpool

              • Living the Global Eighteenth Century (HLAC200)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterSecond Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims
                • to offer students an introduction to some key aspects of European culture and society in the eighteenth century.
                • to make students who come from a range of major subject areas aware of the ways in which study of that period is approached by and can enrich a range of disciplines.​
                • to help students to grasp and reflect on the historical dimensions of their own shared and contested culture(s) and the contemporary political and global order.​
                • to develop students'' capacity for asking questions (curiosity) as well as for answering them (research skills) by engaging them in active and interactive learning.​
                Learning Outcomes

                a sound knowledge of key aspects of European culture, society and politics in the eighteenth century and insight into the historical dimensions of European and global modernity 

                an understanding of the ways in which study of the eighteenth century is approached by scholars in a range of disciplines and in working with people from disciplinary backgrounds different from their own​

                ability to analyse and respond to primary texts critically in terms of their historical and geographical context​

                ability to devise and carry out an independent research project, deploying both data and imagination​

                a sound knowledge of aspects of material culture of the eighteenth century and ability to analyse artefacts of material culture critically and in their geographical historical context​

              • Making America: North America From 'first Contact' to Revolution (HIST295)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
                Aims

                To explore the history of British colonialismin continental North America, its impact on the peoples of the Atlantic worldand its significance in the establishment of the United States of America.

                To use the North American example as a casestudy in colonialism and its social, political, demographic and environmental[?] consequences.   

                ​To foster and develop undergraduates’ understandingboth of the use of primary sources and of the appropriate methodologies forstudying such a complex and multifaceted phenomenon as colonialism. 

                Learning Outcomes

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

                ​An understanding of the development of history as a discipline and anawareness of different historical methodologies.

                An understanding of thehistorically-contingent nature of ‘colonialism'', achieved through the study ofthe North American experience, and its significance in establishing the socialand political power structures that were the foundations of the modern UnitedStates.

              • Politics, Finance and Culture in England, 1660-1815 (HIST233)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterSecond Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
                Aims

                 

                To study the history ofEnglish politics, finance and culture during the long eighteenth century.


                To useEngland’s experience between 1660 and 1815 to investigate the development ofEnglish politics, finance and culture and its relationship with history.



                ​To explore a variety ofsources, methods and theories as applied to interpreting eighteenth-centuryEngland. ​


                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                Oncompletion of this module the student should have a good foundation in political,financial and cultural change in Britain between 1760 and 1850.

                 S/heshould have the ability to take a critical look at past and present writings oneighteenth-century England, and have cultivated an appreciation of thereflexive nature of historiography.

              • Possible Futures: Utopian and Dystopian Thought (HIST210)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterSecond Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims

                Toexplore and compare the motivation and context of Utopian and Dystopian thoughtand action from the sixteenth century to the present day.

                 

                To identifykey themes and developments in Utopian and Dystopian thought and assess theirrelevance for the present day.

                 

                ​To explore a variety ofmethods and theories that can be applied to the study of diverse sourcematerial and media, such as political treatises, literary polemics, and sci-fianimations.

                 

                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                An understanding of the main themes andhistorical contexts of Utopian and Dystopian thought and action.

              • Poverty, Chastity and Obedience: the Monastic Life in Late Medieval Europe, 1300-1550 (HIST252)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterSecond Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims

                Tointroduce students to debates on late medieval religion and society, includingthe role of poverty, the place of women and the continuing relevance of thecrusading ideal, through an examination of the religious orders.

                Toexplore the varying and evolving role of the religious orders across latemedieval Europe.

                Torelate developments in the monastic life to wider changes in late medievalsociety.

                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                Students should have developed anunderstanding of the changing role of the religious orders in late medieval andsixteenth-century Europe.

              • Practical Pieties: Moderates and Radicals in Early Modern England 1560-1625 (HIST292)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterSecond Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
                Aims

                ​To introduce ideas of religious and political change during the English reformations.

                To explore the English experience within a wider European framework. To explore the impact of radical religiosity on daily life and experience.

                To introduce source materials and the theories and interpretations related to these materials.


                 

                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                Anunderstanding of the religio-political changes which took place during the periodof England’s reformations.

              • Projecting China: An Introduction to Chinese History and Cinema (HIST277)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims

                Todevelop students’ knowledge and understanding of contemporary Chinese cinema(principally produced in the People’s Republic of China), both in terms of itshistorical development and its recent spread around the world.

                Tointroduce a number of landmarks in the history of twentieth-century China,through their representations in filmic texts.

                Todevelop students’ abilities to present and organise arguments clearly, and toanalyse problems, in relation to these issues.

                Toenhance students’ skills in the critical evaluation of primary sources(specifically films) and historiography.

                Learning Outcomes

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

                ​An understanding of the development of history as a discipline and anawareness of different historical methodologies.

                The ability to develop and sustainhistorical arguments and utilise evidence, with regard to the history andhistoriography of the development of Chinese cinema, as well as therepresentation of Chinese history in Chinese cinema. ​

              • Revolutionary Russia, 1825-1938 (HIST257)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims

                Toanalyse revolution as a category of analysis

                Toexplore the relationship between ideas, society, culture, and politics

                To survey modern Russian history

                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                A familiarity with nineteenth centuryRussian and European intellectual history and an understanding of the variety of ways in which historians have studied the earlySoviet Union.

              • Subaltern Histories of the Early Caribbean (HIST261)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims

                To develop a generalunderstanding of the early history of the Caribbean region and its centralconnections to Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America.


                To analyze thedevelopment of the plantation complex and the development of slave societies.

                 

                To compare and contrastthe elite-centered and subaltern-focused historiographies of the region.

                 

                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                An understanding of the importance ofnonelite historical actors in the making of the Caribbean region

              • Testing Times: French History From the Commune to Charlie Hebdo (1871-2015) (HIST264)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterSecond Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
                Aims   

                To introduce students to keyepisodes and developments in modern French history through the study of primarysources and historiography.

                To develop students'' ability to present andorganise critically-informed arguments in written work and oral presentations.

                To develop students'' awareness of changes andcontinuities in modern French history.

                 

                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                Studentswill develop an understanding of the key issues and in modern French historythrough primary sources and secondary literature.

              • The Conquest of Mexico: VIolence, Memory and Legacy (HIST282)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims

                ·         To compare the different ways in which the violence and trauma of conquest was experienced, remembered and communicated, and to explore its contested legacy.

                ·         To identify key themes and developments in the history and historiography of the “Conquest of Mexico” and the history of Early Modern European colonisation more widely. 

                ·         ​To establish in how far historians can make out the “Voices of the Vanquished” in the writings of the victors and after centuries have passed.

                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                An understanding of the main events,processes, themes and legacy of the “Conquest of Mexico”



              • The First Reich: Germany Under the Ottonians and Salians, 919-1125 (HIST279)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims

                To explore political and religious developments in the German-speaking lands in the tenth and eleventh centuries.  To introduce models of ‘change’ and ‘continuity’, and explore how they can be combined in an overall assessment of the central Middle Ages.  To explore the sources and evidence available for the study of Ottonian and Salian Germany.
                Learning Outcomes

                ​An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

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

                An understanding of German historybetween the end of the Carolingian Empire and the Investiture Contest.

              • The Hundred Years' War: England and France At War, 1337-1453 (HIST269)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims

                To explorethe combined history of France and England during the later medieval period

                To usethe Hundred Years’ War to explore the nature of late medieval society inWestern Europe

                Toexplore the medieval and modern interpretations of the war and its significance

                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                Anunderstanding of the relationship between military conflict and societal changein the Middle Ages

              • The Industrial Revolution in Britain (HIST272)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
                Aims


                Tostudy the history of Britain’s Industrial Revolution and placing it within aglobal context.


                To useBritain’s experience to investigate the issue of industrial development and itsrelationship with history.


                ​To explore a variety ofsources, methods and theories as applied to interpreting the IndustrialRevolution. ​


                Learning OutcomesAnability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon secondaryevidence, including historical writings and the interpretations of historians

                ​An understanding of the development of history as a discipline and anawareness of different historical methodologies.

                ​On completion of this module the student should have a good foundation in economic, technological and cultural change in Britain between 1760 and 1850.

              • Korean War to the War On Terror: Us Foreign Relations Since 1950 (HIST216)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterSecond Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims

                Familiarise students with the main features of Americanforeign policies from the 1890s to the 1950s.

                Identify key themes, in particular isolation andintervention, in US policy.

                Assess the roles of key individuals in shaping policy.

                 

                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                Students who complete this module will have a graspof the essential pattern of US foreign policy and its main historical debates.

              • The Meaning of Freedom in the Modern Caribbean (HIST273)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterSecond Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims

                Todevelop a general understanding of the history of the modern Caribbean and itsglobal connections and influences.

                Toanalyse emancipation and decolonization as political projects.

                To examinethe complex and contradictory conceptions of freedom and their political usesduring the past two centuries of Caribbean history.

                 

                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                An understanding of freedom as a key—andextraordinarily complex—problem of modern Caribbean history   

              • The Politics of Gender: Male and Female Rule in Early Modern Europe (HIST229)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
                Aims

                To develop a depth of knowledge about early modern gender roles and howthese were related to family, religion, and culture.
                 
                To explore a range of early modern theories of statecraft, and how these couldbe related to beliefs about gender.

                ​To examine the cultural resources that monarchs used toestablish and enhance their personal and political authority.

                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                Todemonstrate an understanding of how early modern religious belief, perceptionsof gender and theories of statecraft impacted upon the running and developmentof states

              • The Pursuit of Happiness: American Revolutions, 1720-1812. (HIST271)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
                Aims

                To explore the history of the American Revolution,placing it in the context of eighteenth-century social, political and imperial developments

                To investigate the complex relationship betweenideas and experiences in American history.

                To employ a variety of sources and methods toilluminate the multiple dimensions of American revolutionary change.

                To use the American experience to explore thesignificance of historical heritage and cultural memory.

                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                An understandingof the causes and consequences of the American Revolution.

              • The Transformation of Ireland, 1923-2000 (HIST820)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterSecond Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims

                ​To provide a detailed overview of the political, social, economic and cultural changes that have taken place in Ireland since 1923. 

                To acquaint students with these changes and to determine how the political, social, economic and cultural factors worked together to transform Ireland into a Nation State.​
                Learning Outcomes

                An understanding of the key changes that have occurred in Irish society since 1923.   

                An ability to determine the causes of these changes and the importance of each in the transformation of Ireland.  ​

                The consolidation of analytical and research skills by using a wide-range of source material, both secondary and primary. ​

                An ability to debate the merits of historical material and present arguments concisely.​

              • The VIkings in Britain and Ireland (HIST262)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims
                1. Tointensify knowledge and appreciation of the impact of the vikings on thesocieties of Britain and Ireland.
                2. Todevelop awareness of the interdisciplinary character of studies of the Vikingage
                3. Togain appreciation of different types of primary data and the different methodsused in interpreting them.
                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                Critical engagement with the maincategories of source material for the Viking age in Britain and Ireland, andidentification of their problems and limitations​.

              • War, Famine, Pestilence and Death: Europe and the Mediterranean From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam (HIST293)
                Level2
                Credit level15
                SemesterSecond Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
                Aims 

                Todevelop students’ awareness of the main events and protagonists across theperiod.

                Tohelp students to identify themes and concepts in the relevant historiography,and to apply these to particular texts and problems.

                Tointensify knowledge and appreciation of the interconnection of differenthistorical forces, movements and events

                 


                Learning Outcomes

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

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

                Students will become familiar with the principal themes in thehistoriography of Europe and the Mediterranean in the period c.450-c.650.

              Year Three Optional Modules

              • The Age of Catastrophe: Politics, Culture and the Self in Europe, 1930-1950 (HIST361)
                Level3
                Credit level30
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims 

                Investigatehow the mid-twentieth century crisis in Europe transformed the relationshipbetween politics, culture, and the individual.

                Use primarysources such as diaries, memoirs, films and fiction to explore how Europeansexperienced fascism and antifascism, dictatorship, war, occupation, violenceand liberation, leading to new forms of individuality and selfhood between 1930and 1950.

                Ask howcultural forms as well as the everyday experiences of economic depression,political extremism and mass violence influenced the making and remaking of theself during Europe''s age of catastrophe.


                Learning Outcomes

                An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                Knowledgeand understanding of key themes in European history between 1930 and 1950 witha particular focus on the shifting relationships between politics, culture andthe self.

              • America and the World, 1939-1945 (HIST349)
                Level3
                Credit level30
                SemesterFirst Semester
                Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                Aims 
                • To examine how US foreign policy wasmade and implemented duringthe Second World War (key actors, policy processes etc)

                • To introduce students to some of thekey debates in the historiography overkey developments in US foreign policy during the Second World War.

                • To engage in critical evaluation of keyprimary sources (ranging from StateDepartment documents through to newspaper accounts) and to interpret them in the light of the keyhistoriography.

                 

                  Learning Outcomes

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  To havedeveloped an understanding of the way in which foreign policy decisions in theUnited States were shaped during the Second World War by both domestic andforeign influences.

                • Christian Conversion in Late Antiquity (HIST368)
                  Level3
                  Credit level30
                  SemesterFirst Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  Aims

                  To explore the historyof Christian conversion from a historical and archaeological perspective, andthereby complicate traditional tellings of the spread of Christianity with acombination of inputs from the historical, archaeological, and art historical sources.

                   

                  To explore variousfacets of the syncretic nature of early Christianity and its ability to adaptto changing cultural, economic, and governmental conditions.

                   

                  To introduce students toa wide range of primary sources and critical literature, as well as key debatesand concepts used in the historiography and archaeology of late antique andearly medieval Christianity.

                  Learning Outcomes

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  An understanding of the historicaldevelopment and spread of Christianity in the wider context of the late Romanempire and early Germanic kingdoms.

                • Confronting Catastrophe?: Environmental Histories of Britain, Europe and the United States Since 1800 (HIST332)
                  Level3
                  Credit level30
                  SemesterFirst Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  Aims


                  This module will explore the environmentalhistories of Britain, Europe and the United States since 1800 so as to betterunderstand the changing relationships between humans and the environment.

                  The modulewill introduce students to the study of a wide range of primary sources andsecondary literature related to the environmental histories of Britain, Europeand the United States.

                  It will develop students'' ability to presentand organise critically-informed arguments in written work and oralpresentations.

                  Learning Outcomes

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  Students successfullycompleting this module will have developed their knowledge and understanding ofkey debates, themes and concepts in the environmental histories of Britain,Europe and the United States through the analysis of primary sources andsecondary literature.

                • Digital Histories of Crime and Punishment in VIctorian and Edwardian England (HIST359)
                  Level3
                  Credit level30
                  SemesterFirst Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  AimsTo provide students with an intensive, interactive engagement in digital historical research and e-learning, utilizing online sources for the history of crime and punishment in Victorian and Edwardian England. To familiarize students with the range, scope, possibilities and challenges of online research sources, of the methods and techniques involved in online historical investigation, analysis and projects and of the ways in which the history of crime and punishment is being transformed by the availability of digital sources. To allow students to undertake a sustained individual research project based on online cultural and social history sources. To link detailed individual projects with an understanding of the existing historical scholarship in the student’s area of interest
                  Learning Outcomes

                  ​An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  An understanding of the possibilities, potential scope and challenges of historical researchusing digitized primary sources.

                • Disasters (HIST386)
                  Level3
                  Credit level30
                  SemesterFirst Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  Aims

                  Toapply a disaster studies framework to the historical study of disasters

                   

                  Toexplore and explain the ways that vulnerability and susceptibility to disastershave been created—and by whom—throughout time.

                   

                  To introduce students toa wide range of primary sources and critical literature, as well as key debatesand concepts used in the historiography of disaster.

                   

                  Learning Outcomes

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  Anunderstanding of disasters as historically contingent political and culturalphenomena

                • Emancipation, Sexuality, Repression: Women in Ireland, 1800-1939 (HIST814)
                  Level3
                  Credit level15
                  SemesterFirst Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  Aims

                  ​Present an overview of the role and status or Irish women at a time of considerable change 1800 to 1939.

                  Examine women''s involvement in four key areas: religion; politics; work and family.

                  Using both secondary and primary sources, to highlight the contribution which women made to the economy, society and politics of Ireland.




                  Learning OutcomesStudents will evaluate a wide range of secondary texts and primary source material concerning the role and status of Irish women at a time of considerable change, 1800 to 1939. This will enhance research and analytical ability.

                  Students will evaluate and engage with the debates that surround the writing of women''s history to enhance independence of thought.

                  Students will evaluate what the study of women in history can contribute to our knowledge of the past to build knowledge of recent developments in historiography.

                • European Social Movements Since 1760 (HIST377)
                  Level3
                  Credit level30
                  SemesterFirst Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  Aims

                  To debate the usefulness of analytic categories for the study of the past.

                   

                  To explore why and how people have organized collectively in a variety of historical contexts.

                   

                  To introduce concepts of success and failure in social movements.

                   

                  Learning Outcomes

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  An understanding of how people organizecollectively for political ends.

                • Generations of Hurt: Histories of Human Experimentation in the United States (HIST341)
                  Level3
                  Credit level30
                  SemesterFirst Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  Aims

                  To explore humanexperiments in histories of American medicine from social, cultural andbioethical perspectives.

                   

                  To develop historical,critical and ethical awareness through exposure to histories of humanexperiments.

                   

                  To introduce students toa wide range of primary sources and critical literatures, in particular the keyconcepts, debates and approaches used in the historiographies of American medicineand human experiments.

                   

                   

                  Learning Outcomes

                  ​​​​An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  An understanding of histories of humanexperimentation in the United States and an awareness of the ethical issuesraised by these experiments.

                • History Dissertation (HIST396)
                  Level3
                  Credit level30
                  SemesterSecond Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  Aims 

                  To give students the opportunity to carry out and successfully deliverindependent study at an advanced level.

                  Todraw on and extend the skills and knowledge of relevant historical,historiographical and theoretical debates, issues and materials acquired duringthe first five semesters of the programme
                  Learning Outcomes

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  An ability to design, research and present a sustained andindependently-conceived piece of historical writing.

                • History Research Essay (HIST394)
                  Level3
                  Credit level15
                  SemesterSecond Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  Aims

                  To give students the opportunity to carry out and successfully deliverindependent study at an advanced level.

                  To draw on and extend the skills and knowledge of relevant historical,historiographical and theoretical debates, issues and materials acquired duringthe first five semesters of the programme.

                  Learning Outcomes

                  ​​​​An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  An ability to design, research and present a sustained andindependently-conceived piece of historical writing.

                • Knowledge and Power in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (HIST372)
                  Level3
                  Credit level30
                  SemesterFirst Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  Aims

                  To introduce students to a wide and diverse rangeof sources, the relevant literature, and key concepts and debates in thehistory of knowledge.

                   

                  To help students identify key themes anddevelopments in the history knowledge and its relationship to political powerin medieval and early modern Europe.

                   

                  ​Tointroduce students to the physical, institutional, cultural and intellectualcontexts of knowledge production during the medieval and early modern period inEurope.

                   

                  Learning Outcomes

                  ​​​​An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  Anunderstanding of key issues and developments in the relationship betweenknowledge and power in Europe, especially from the Middle Ages to theseventeenth century.

                • Invented Histories: British Uses of the Past, C1750-1900 (HIST319)
                  Level3
                  Credit level30
                  SemesterFirst Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  Aims
                  • Toexplore the intellectual and cultural development of historical writing between1700 and 1900

                  • To developan understanding of the relationship between historical narratives and nationalidentity

                  • Tointroduce students to a wide range of primary sources and critical literature,as well as key debates and concepts used in studying intellectual history,historiography and the history of the book

                  Learning Outcomes

                  ​​​​An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  Todevelop a critical understanding of the ways in which the past can be recycled,repackaged and recreated to suit present needs​

                • Metropolis: Crisis and Reform in the Great Cities 1840-1920 (HIST328)
                  Level3
                  Credit level15
                  SemesterFirst Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  Aims 

                  Todevelop a historical and comparative understanding of arguments for urbansocial reform and protective legislation in North America and Britain duringthe nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

                  ​Toreflect on the significance of political and social activism in the shaping ofmodern cities and city life.

                  ​Todevelop a historical and comparative understanding of the role played byjournalistic, artistic and sociological representations in the understanding ofurban problems and solutions and reform campaigns. 


                  Learning Outcomes

                  ​An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  An understanding of the historical lessons of the nineteenth-centuryurban crisis and its solutions. 

                • Neighbours Or Enemies? Muslims and Christians At the Time of the Crusades (HIST348)
                  Level3
                  Credit level30
                  SemesterFirst Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  Aims 

                  To explore the history of the relationships betweenChristians and Muslims

                  To analyse case-studies in detail and investigate theways in which Western Christians perceived Islam

                  To enhance the skills of essay writing, sourcecriticism, conceptual thinking and historiographical evaluation.

                  Learning Outcomes

                  ​An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  An understanding of the extent of therelationships between Christians and Muslims at the time of the Crusades

                • Power, Knowledge and Debt: British Industrialisation, 1640-1842 (HIST365)
                  Level3
                  Credit level30
                  SemesterFirst Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  Aims

                   

                  To explore the historyof British industrialisation between 1640 and 1842 within an Atlantic context.



                  To develop internationalcomparative awareness through the history of industrialisation within anAtlantic context.



                  To introduce students toa wide range of primary sources and critical literature, as well as key debatesand concepts used in the historiography of British industrialisation.


                   


                  Learning Outcomes

                  ​​​​An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  An understanding of the historicaldevelopment of British industrialisation in the wider context of Atlanticdevelopment between 1640 and 1845.

                • 'satan's Guises: the Development of Protestant Demonologies in Early Modern England' (HIST321)
                  Level3
                  Credit level30
                  SemesterFirst Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  Aims

                  To develop a clear understanding of the relationshipbetween ''popular'' and ''learned'' forms of belief and culture, as well as acritical approach to the meaning and usefulness of such terms.

                  To use a wide range of primary texts which provide us with informationabout early modern demonological beliefs (including pamphlets, tracts andliturgies).

                  To develop an appreciation of how early modern texts were written, howthey may have been used and the audiences for which they were intended.
                   

                  Learning Outcomes

                  ​An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  A deep understandingof the religious changes which occurred during the English reformations.

                • African-american Odyssey: Slavery, Race, and Freedom in North America (HIST307)
                  Level3
                  Credit level30
                  SemesterFirst Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  AimsTo conduct a detailed investigation of thedevelopment of Slavery in North America from settlement to emancipation.


                  To understand the development in the historiographyof American slavery from the 19th to the 21st century.


                  To explore key moments in the history of western philosophy, disclosingthe extent to which this history participates in the production of the conceptsof race and racisms.


                  ​To explore a variety of sources, methods andtheories as applied to understand the development of a race-based system ofslavery in North America.



                  To explore a variety of sources, methods andtheories as applied to understand the experience of the enslaved. ​



                  Learning Outcomes

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  Recognise and explain the particular issues anddebates associated with the history of slavery in the Americas and demonstratethe specific ability to cope with the methodological issues surroundingconcepts of race and involuntary servitude.

                • The Empire Strikes Back: the Impact of Decolonisation On British Society (HIST391)
                  Level3
                  Credit level30
                  SemesterFirst Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  Aims

                  ​​​​

                  To explore the historyof decolonisation from social and cultural perspectives.


                   


                  To develop a criticalunderstanding of the different types of primary sources used to study thedomestic history of decolonisation.


                   


                  To introduce students toa wide range of critical literature on post-war Britain, as well as key debatesand concepts used in the historiography of empire, identity and race.


                   


                  Learning Outcomes

                  ​An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                  An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                  An understanding of the multiple effectsof the British Empire on the attitudes and experiences of the British public.

                • The Henrician Reformation (HIST309)
                  Level3
                  Credit level30
                  SemesterFirst Semester
                  Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                  Aims


                  To introduce students to the varied and developing debates on the Henrician Reformation

                  To develop students’ ability to present and organise clearly an argument and to analyse problems, in relation to these debates.


                  To provide a strong acquaintance with a variety of primary sources on this topic - ranging from acts of Parliament to literary sources, wills and polemical writings.

                  To enhance students’ skills in the critical evaluation of primary sources and historiography.


                     



                    Learning Outcomes

                    ​An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                    An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                    A competence in analysing a range of primarysource material from the sixteenth century.

                  • Vikings in Ireland (HIST304)
                    Level3
                    Credit level15
                    SemesterFirst Semester
                    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                    AimsTo explore key problems in the interpretation of the Viking world   To acquaint students with the range of primary and secondary sources used to analyse Ireland in the Viking Age.   To familiarize students with a range of perspectives on medieval history, and challenge them to broaden their chronological and conceptual assumptions.

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                    Learning Outcomes

                    Anability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon primarysources.

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

                    Anability to explain the significance of Vikings in Ireland within the broaderphenomenon of the ''''Viking Age''''

                  • War and the People: Society and Culture in Second World War Britain (HIST392)
                    Level3
                    Credit level15
                    SemesterFirst Semester
                    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
                    Aims 


                    To introduce students to the social and cultural history of Britain inWorld War Two.

                    To be able to interrogate a wide variety of source types in ways thatare empirically grounded as well as being informed by theoretical debates.

                    To be able to critically reflect upon different historians’ argumentsand approaches to the study of British society and culture during thisconflict.



                    Learning Outcomes

                    An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextuallyupon primary sources.

                    An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually uponsecondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations ofhistorians

                    ​By considering the social and cultural history of this period, studentswill be able to critically analyse unity and difference in people’s experiencesof the Second World War.

                  The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.


                  Teaching and Learning

                  Small group seminar teaching is a vital part of all of our modules and you will have the opportunity to pursue independent work to a very high level. In many modules our students are introduced to team-work through the use of ‘buzz groups’ or joint projects. Seminars are complemented by lectures on all modules. You will also conduct independent study and research, using the University library’s extensive resources. 


                  Assessment

                  Modes of assessment test your capacity to present material orally and to write effectively, either with extensive preparation in coursework, or with immediate readiness in examinations. In Year Three, longer pieces of work test your research skills. Written and oral feedback on your assessment will help you improve your study skills and understanding of the past: you are always welcome to discuss your work with your module tutor in their office hour or by appointment.