|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
The module aims to provide an opportunity of investigating in some depth selected problems in the history of Europe, by appraising selected source material and critically examining current historiography. In particular the module aims to provide background for more specialised study of individual themes and/or relatively short periods in the history of various European societies.
The module leader will give an introductory lecture, after which s/he and other lectures will each give blocks of lectures. The blocks will vary from year to year in accordance with the availability and interests of lecturers, but they will be selected in such a way that they complement each other. Thus they may be on different chronological periods (e.g. Medieval, Early Modern and Modern Europe) or different geographical areas (e.g. Western, Central, Eastern Europe) or different topics (e.g. Migrations, Agriculture, Industry, Towns, Religion, The Environment, State-Building, Warfare, Nationalism, Class Formation, International Relations, Empire). Whatever the principal criterion for the selection of a particular set of blocks, lecturers will draw attention to other possible criteria to the extent that time permits.
The module will introduce students to examples of the range of material they will study in more depth in the School's more specialised Stage 2 modules on the history of various European societies. It will enable students to understand in broad outline the chronological, geographical, and perhaps even causal relationships among some of the major developments in European history.
Development of associated skills in research, critical reading and reasoning, sustained discussion and appropriate presentation of the results.
|Graduate Skills Framework Applicable:||Yes|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||73||1:00||73:00||45% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||73||1:00||73:00||45% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Seminars based on 15 groups|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||18||1:00||18:00||10% of guided independent study|
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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Submitted work tests knowledge outcomes and develops skills in research, reading and writing.
ERASMUS students at Newcastle One 2,000 word essay to be handed in by 12.00 p.m. of the Friday of the first week of the assessment period. This will replace all work required of domestic students. It remains the case that, if an ERASMUS student specifically requests that s/he be permitted to do the same assessments as the domestic students, that option remains open to them. No variation of the deadlines will be allowed except on production of medical or equivalent evidence
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