HIS-20103 - A Very Short History of Socialism
Coordinator: Anthony Kauders Tel: +44 1782 7 33197
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733147

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

To acquaint students with key themes in the history of socialism.
To allow students to appreciate the historiography of socialism.
To allow students to understand the theory and practice of socialism.
To expand on topics (urbanization, colonialism, industrialization) taught at level 4.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

discuss, evaluate and critically assess a range of primary sources: 1,2
utilize critically primary sources in order to produce historical narratives: 1,2
engage in debate in a sensitive, constructive and rigorous manner: 1,2
discuss, evaluate and critically assess historiographical debates and methodologies: 1,2

Study hours

24 hours seminars
12 hours whole-cohort workshops,
14 hours preparation of assessment 1
50 hours preparation of assessment 2
50 hours preparation for seminars

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Group Presentation weighted 30%
Group Presentation
ONE 30-minute group presentation Groups will comprise two students Presentations will be marked on an individual basis rather than as group efforts

2: Essay weighted 70%
1700-word essay, as set by tutor Students will choose 1 essay topic from 10 set questions or, alternatively, a topic of their own choosing related to the weekly themes, upon consulting with the tutor regarding the feasibility of the essay question.