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Online History 2023-2024

HI502W: SCOTLAND: A MILLENNIUM OF HISTORY

30 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course provides students with the opportunity to study a broad sweep of Scotland's history in both chronological and thematic terms. Themes offered include: Landscapes and Identities; Government; War and Conflict; Religion; Popular Culture; Mobility; Travel and Tourism; Urban and Rural Life; Highlands and Islands; Scotland and Empire; Education; Housing and Health; National Identities and Imaginations; Environment; Anglo-Scottish Relations; Population; and Literature. 

HI502X: APPROACHES TO RESEARCH: ARCHIVES AND SOURCES

30 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course will provide students with an introduction to, overview of, and engagement with, the key skills required to conduct research in archival and library collections at graduate level. It will focus on specific issues especially relevant to the University's Special Collections, the Museum Collection and Aberdeen City and Shire Archives, where students will receive an introduction into the nature of the collections, the way to access online materials relevant to their research, and the principles according to which these archives are structured. It will also address issues relating to overseas archives, and will incorporate an element of training in transcription skills.

HI503G: HITLER

30 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Hitler is omnipresent in public life and yet remains an enigma. This course examines Hitler’s politicization and radicalization, as well as the ideas that have shaped the social behaviour of himself and his followers. It looks at how Hitler prominently shaped the 20th century and was shaped by it. Finally, in asking what Hitler means to audiences in the 21st century, it explores the normative political, social, and cultural lessons that people have drawn from Hitler’s ideas and actions.

HI553D: SCOTTISH WITCH-HUNTING & THE RISE OF A PROTESTANT CULTURE, 1590-1690

30 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course will examine the attitudes and approaches to witchcraft, magic and the preter/supernatural in early modern Protestant Scotland in the wider context of popular belief and traditional practice.

HI553E: DISSERTATION IN SCOTTISH HERITAGE

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course consists of one-to-one online supervision with a member of staff. It provides students with the opportunity to write an extended, 10,000-word investigation and analysis of a topic selected by the student and approved by the course co-ordinator and supervisor.

HI553G: HITLER

30 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Hitler is omnipresent in public life and yet remains an enigma. This course examines Hitler’s politicization and radicalization, as well as the ideas that have shaped the social behaviour of himself and his followers. It looks at how Hitler prominently shaped the 20th century and was shaped by it. Finally, in asking what Hitler means to audiences in the 21st century, it explores the normative political, social, and cultural lessons that people have drawn from Hitler’s ideas and actions.

HI5916: DISSERTATION IN SCOTTISH HERITAGE

60 credits

Level 5

Third Sub Session

This course consists of one-to-one online supervision with a member of staff. It provides students with the opportunity to write an extended, 10,000-word investigation and analysis of a topic selected by the student and approved by the course co-ordinator and supervisor.

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