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HI2027: "THE OTHER": HISTORIES OF MINORITIES AND THE MARGINALISED (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19


Course Overview

This course will introduce recent approaches to studying the history of the “others” with a focus on their indigenous account of their histories, memoirs that forged their inter-communal relations, tensions and survival. It will consider a variety of groups and individuals who have been treated as ‘the other’ from the Reformation to the present-day. This may include: Kurds, Yezidis, Jews, heretics, women, Roma, and others failing to conform to socio-cultural norms (e.g., ‘homosexuals’). The course will examine how ‘the other(s)’ resisted marginalisation and subverted attempts to enforce conformity and/or segregation.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alessandra Cecolin

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

  • Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • HI2527 `The Other': Histories of Minorities & the Marginalised (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course aims to enrich students’ understanding of the diversity of our societies, exploring histories of ethnic, cultural and social inter-communal contact and conflict in the world. We explore the legacy of European societies/states and other extra-European political system (e.g., the Ottoman Empire) from the Middle Ages to the present day. We will focus our attention on histories of centres that developed inter-communal relations, as well as investigating sites of strife and cases of minority and gender repression and marginalisation. We will read histories, memories that help us better understand inter-communal relations, tensions and conflict.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Students will be assessed on responses posted to Blackboard discussion area and participation in the tutorial session. Teaching staff will engage with both the discussion board and in tutorials providing feedback in both settings.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandDevelop a basic understanding of key topics in the study of the history of minorities.

Source Analysis (Gobbet)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 11 Feedback Weeks 13

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Feedback

Documentary extracts will be provided in advance. Written feedback will be provided to each student.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseUndertake critical analysis of primary sources in translation.

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 17 Feedback Weeks 20

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Questions will be set in advance. Written feedback will be provided to each student.

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandDevelop a basic understanding of key topics in the study of the history of minorities.
ProceduralAnalyseUndertake critical analysis of primary sources in translation.
ProceduralEvaluateDevelop interpretations based on primary and secondary source materials.
ProceduralEvaluateSearch for and critically appraise relevant secondary literature.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written feedback provided.

Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandDevelop a basic understanding of key topics in the study of the history of minorities.
ProceduralEvaluateSearch for and critically appraise relevant secondary literature.
ProceduralEvaluateDevelop interpretations based on primary and secondary source materials.
ProceduralAnalyseUndertake critical analysis of primary sources in translation.

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