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HI502T: ENGAGING WITH HISTORIOGRAPHY (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


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 Michael Brown

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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 x 5,000 word essay

Resit: 1 x 5,000 word essay

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

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

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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