|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
Rather than offering a conventional narrative or survey, this module will analyse the historical background and context of the contemporary United Kingdom. It will also offer some insights into the distinctive methodologies of contemporary history.
This module aims:
•To impart a thorough understanding of the course and themes of contemporary British history (in the main, the post-1945 period).
•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.
A combination of a chronological survey and thematic analysis. Such themes will include politics, society, the economy, culture, and the nations.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||63||1:00||63:00||40% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||63||1:00||63:00||40% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||1:00||6:00||Film Screening|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||32||1:00||32:00||20% of guided independent study|
Lectures impart core knowledge and an outline of knowledge that students are expected to acquire and they stimulate development of listening and note-taking skills. They explain historical concepts and set out historical debates and problems. They introduce a range of source material and set out and help to evaluate its historical context and worth. 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||2000 words (including footnotes but excluding bibliography)|
Work submitted during the delivery of the module forms a means of determining student progress. The exam tests 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.
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.
No alternative assessment is available for this module. All exchange students including Erasmus, study-abroad, exchange proper and Loyola are required to complete the normal assessment under all circumstances
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