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HI502T: ENGAGING WITH HISTORIOGRAPHY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


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.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Frederik J. G. Pedersen

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.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9 - 12

More Information about Week Numbers


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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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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

Word Count 5000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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