Historical Reflections

Department of History, School of History and Cultures

College of Arts and Law


Code 23514

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1&2

Module description

This module addresses general questions to do with the nature of history and historical knowledge. Topics covered include: issues in the philosophy of history (explanation, causality, objectivity etc.); the characteristics of different kinds of history; major trends in 20th century historiography. This is not a normal history module with a definite period/place focus but rather a general and reflective module designed to aid independent thinking and reflection by students on the discipline which they have studied for three years at university