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HI1027: MAKING HISTORY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 08 Sep 2017 11:51


Course Overview

This course will introduce students to the subject of university level history. Team taught lectures will introduce students to approaches, sources, and the dilemmas facing academic historians. Download course guide.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Colin Barr

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • History (HI)
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

This course will introduce students to the subject of university level history. Team taught lectures will introduce students to approaches, sources, and the dilemmas facing academic historians.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • History Joint
  • History Major
  • MA History

Contact Teaching Time

25 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

  • 1500-word primary source project (100%)

Resit

  • 1500-word primary source project (new topic - 100%)

 

Formative Assessment

  • Five 140-characters 'tweet-style' responses to seminar topics
  • 1500-word draft primary source project

Feedback

Alongside the 2 weekly lectures a separate 1-hour 'Consultation hour' will be timetabled whereby students can question and clarify matters with the lecturer. Furthermore verbal feedback will be given routinely at the ten 1-hour tutorials. Instant feedback will take the form of pass/fail results for 140-character 'tweet-style' responses.

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