HIS3208 : Coffee, Chocolate and Tobacco (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Luc Racaut
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
This module concerns the history of trade and consumption of colonial products; uses material culture as an insight into economic, social and cultural history of Europe; and places previous knowledge of European history within a global context. It aims to explore the relationship that was forged between overseas trade and European consumption.
This module aims to:
1) 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.
2) Provide an opportunity of investigating in some depth selected problems, including the appraisal of selected source material and the critical examination of current historiography.
Outline Of Syllabus
The syllabus may vary from year to year. It will include some of the following,
2. Chocolate, tobacco and Pre-Columbian America
3. Europe discovers chocolate and tobacco
4. Coffee in the Islamic world
5. Europe discovers coffee
6. Coffee and the end of the Old Regime
7. Tobacco, coffee and the industrial revolution
8. Transformation of chocolate in the nineteenth century
9. Coffee, chocolate and tobacco and globalisation
10. Advertising and the culture of consumption
12. Revision session
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||55||1:00||55:00||1/3 of guided independent study|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||55||1:00||55:00||1/3 of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||2:00||24:00||Seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||seminar|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||54||1:00||54:00||1/3 of guided independent study|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Seminars encourage independent study and promote improvements in oral communication, problem-solving skills and adaptability.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||25||Essay/documentary commentary of 1,500 -2,000 words (including notes but excluding bibliography).|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Exams test acquisition of a clear general knowledge of the subject plus the ability to think and analyse a problem quickly, to select from and to apply both the general knowledge and detailed knowledge of aspects of the subject to new questions, problem-solving skills, adaptability, the ability to work unaided and to write clearly and concisely.
Documentary commentary exercises and examinations test knowledge and understanding of the texts set for the module. The ability to compare and contrast related source texts on a common subject. The ability to expound and criticize a textual extract lucidly, succinctly and with relevance in a relatively brief space, and, in an exam, under pressure of time.
Work submitted during the delivery of the module forms a means of determining student progress.
Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.
This module can be made available to Erasmus students only with the agreement of the Head of Subject and of the Module Leader. This option must be discussed in person at the beginning of your exchange period. No restrictions apply to study-abroad, exchange and Loyola students.
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.