Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/his-20105/lists
The module aims to develop students' critical thinking and analytical skill sets in their exploration of the social, economic, political and cultural history of British North America (1607-1776).
Intended Learning Outcomes
critically engage with the changing relationship between Britain and its American colonies over the course of the 17th and 18th centuries: 1,2constructively analyze the role of identity politics and the interplay between social, political, economic and cultural history in the study of British North America before the American Revolution: 1,2investigate and evaluate the use of primary and secondary sources in historical analysis: 1,2assess and evaluate relevant historical debates: 1,2communicate ideas and arguments cogently and effectively in oral and written forms: 1,2conduct independent research as well as to work collaboratively in groups to meet deadlines: 1,2
Scheduled Teaching Hours12 x 2-hour seminars = 2412 x 1-hour extra contact hour = 12Seminar Preparation (for 12 seminars) = 72Group Presentation Preparation = 14Essay Preparation = 28
1: Essay weighted 65%
Description of Module Assessment
EssayStudents will write a 1,500-word research essay on one of ten questions based on seminar topics.2: Group Presentation weighted 35%
Group PresentationIn groups of two to four, students will give a 15-minute presentation. Each student will give one presentation over the course of the module. Presentations will critically engage with the required primary and secondary readings. Presentations will also draw connections to wider course themes and raise questions for class discussion. Marks will be awarded on an individual basis based on the individual's contribution to the presentation.