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.
This will be a mixture of small group teaching and lectures
2,500 word essay; 2 hr exam
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