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Hastings, Waterloo, Gettysburg and Tsushima – the names of famous battles are well known and remembered today. The history of warfare continues to inspire video games, novels and TV documentaries. But what can we learn from battles and wars academically, and how do we research them? This course will introduce recent approaches to studying global military history with a focus on the human experience in times of war.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course introduces students to key themes and topics in researching the cultural history of warfare. Weekly lectures plus secondary reading assignments will address examples of battles and war scenarios ranging from the middle ages to modern times and with a global outlook. The lectures will use a biographical approach and explore reasons for and experiences of warfare. The tutorials sessions will allow you to work in detail with primary sources and to discuss interpretative approaches taken by scholars in the field.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
2000 word essay (60%)
500 word primary source analysis (20%)
Tutorial Participation (20%)
Resit: 2500 word essay
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Procedural||Analyse||undertake critical analysis of primary sources in translation|
|Factual||Understand||develop a basic understanding of key topics in the study of the history of warfare|
|Procedural||Evaluate||develop interpretations based on primary and secondary source materials|
|Procedural||Evaluate||search for, and critically appraise, relevant secondary literature|