Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
To enable students to develop their skills in handling historiographical issues and in source critique, and to give students the opportunity to develop and produce a personal research project prior to embarking on their level 6 ISP.
Intended Learning Outcomes
analyse debates historiographically: 1evaluate varieties of source material available to the historian and the advantages and problems of using each: 1develop the ability to read and use texts and other source materials, both critically and emphatically, while addressing questions of genre, content, perspective and purpose: 1evaluate the place of heritage in contemporary understandings of the past: 1evaluate differences of opinion between historians: 1plan and undertake an independent piece of historical research: 1
12 lectures, 12 seminars, 9 workshops, 3 individual supervisions; 20 hours seminar preparation, 84 hours essay preparation, 10 hours lecture consolidation
1: Assignment weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
Single substantive assignmentEITHER an essay of c.4000 words, on a question devised by the student in consultation with their tutor, where the essay requires the students to demonstrate detailed knowledge of an historiographical or source-based issue,
OR the composition and publication of a 1000-word post on a pre-existing Wordpress website demonstrating the student's ability to communicate historiographical or source-based research in a public-facing format (for which students will be given a pre-designed template, and no prior technical knowledge will be necessary) plus submission via Turnitin of the same published content plus a 3000-word reflective diary about the challenge of converting and abbreviating historical research for public engagement. Full support for this latter option will be offered by a combination of staff in History and in KIITE.