HIS1044 : Aspects of British History
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Professor Jeremy Boulton
- Lecturer: Dr Martin Farr, Dr Scott Ashley, Dr Annie Tindley, Dr Jonathan Andrews, Dr Fergus Campbell, Dr Vanessa Mongey, Dr Sarah Campbell, Dr Rachel Hammersley
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
The module aims to provide an opportunity to acquire a sound general knowledge of the subject, reading widely and critically in the primary and secondary literature associated with it, and to develop the capacity for independent study. In particular the module aims to provide a foundation for more specialised study, in the School's stage 2 modules, of individual themes and/or relatively short periods in the history of Britain.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module leader will give an introductory lecture, after which s/he and the other lecturers will each give one or more lectures on major themes and turning points in British history. These will vary from year to year in accordance with the availability and interests of lecturers, but the aim will always be to provide a broad chronological spread and to cover a wide range of topics.
Students will also attend eleven in-depth seminars which have been designed to accompany the lectures.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||76||1:00||76:00||46% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||76||1:00||76:00||46% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||11||1:00||11:00||Seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||1||1:00||1:00||Surgery hour: exam advice session|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||12||1:00||12:00||8% of guided independent study|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
LECTURES impart core knowledge and an outline of the knowledge that students are expected to acquire and they stimulate development of listening and note taking skills.
SEMINARS encourage independent study and promote improvements in oral presentation, interpersonal communication, problem-solving skills and adaptability.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Exams test students' acquisition of a clear, general and overall knowledge of the subject at the conclusion of the module plus the ability to think and to analyse a problem quickly, to select from and to apply both their general knowledge and their detailed knowledge of aspects of the subject to new questions, problem solving skills and adaptability, the ability to work unaided and to write clearly and concisely within time constraints.
Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.
All Erasmus students at Newcastle University are expected to do the same assessment as students registered for a degree.
Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending semester 1 only are required to finish their assessment while in Newcastle. This will take the form of an alternative assessment, as outlined in the formats below:
Modules assessed by Coursework and Exam:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be one essay in addition to the other coursework assessment (the length of the essay should be adjusted in order to comply with the assessment tariff); to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.
Modules assessed by Exam only:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be two 2,000 word written exercises; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.
Modules assessed by Coursework only:
All semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be expected to complete the standard assessment for the module; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.
Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending the whole academic year or semester 2 are required to complete the standard assessment as set out in the MOF under all circumstances.