History in Theory and Practice

School of History and Cultures

This module addresses 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 and major trends in historiography. This is not a standard history module with a definite period/place focus, but a broader reflective module designed to aid independent thinking and reflection by students.

Value

20 credits

This will be a mixture of small group teaching and lectures

Assessment

2,500 word essay; 2 hr exam 

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