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HI502T: ENGAGING WITH HISTORIOGRAPHY (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:09


Course Overview

Students work closely with a member of staff to develop a detailed knowledge of and write a critical survey of the literature in their chosen field. This helps students develop research skills required for the literature review in the dissertation, but will be much broader in scope to ensure they have a secure grasp of the relevant research in their field. The course enhances students' ability to identify and engage critically with a body of literature and improve their skills in academic writing appropriate to postgraduate work. Download course guide.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Thomas Weber

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students will work closely with an individual member of staff to develop a detailed knowledge of the literature in their chosen field. They will write a historiographical essay critically surveying the state of the field in their chosen area. They will have an individual supervision meeting to discuss and develop their proposed list of key works, and a further meeting to provide feedback on the submitted assignment. This will help students develop research skills required for the literature review in the dissertation, but will be much broader in scope to ensure they have a secure grasp of the relevant research in their field.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Letters in Modern History

Contact Teaching Time

8 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 x 5,000 word essay

Resit: 1 x 5,000 word essay

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Students benefit from individual supervision meetings to discuss and develop their proposed list of key works, and further meetings to provide feedback on the submitted assignment, in addition to written feedback

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