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HI1102 Interpreting History

Interpreting History

Module Coordinator:Prof. Patrick Geoghegan
Duration: Michaelmas term
Contact Hours: 1 lecture per week
Weighting: 5 ECTS
Assessment: Examination (100%)

Historians often disagree. Disunity should not, however, be regarded by students as merely confusing and unhelpful. It is through argument that history develops and this module seeks to introduce students to debates, arguments and differences in historical approach and understanding. This is a lecture-only module held once per week. The theme for 2015-16 is warfare and conflict.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Outline the arguments advanced by different historians in key historiographical debates
  • Discuss some key methodological and theoretical approaches used by historians involved in those debates
  • Undertake a basic critique and assessment in written format of arguments advanced in selected historiographical debates

Last updated 6 March 2017 History (Email).