|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 x 2 hour seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay 1 2,500/3,000 word essay||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Essay 2 2,500/3,000 word essay||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Essay 2 2,500/3,000 word essay||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Essay 1 2,500/3,000 word essay||50%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to.
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant historiography of the British Isles during the long eighteenth century.
Identify the criteria used by historians for making valid comparisons between the historical experiences of the different countries of the British Isles.
Discuss the interpretative problems and prospects associated with this topic.
Illustrate, analyse and evaluate historical writing concerned with the British Isles in this period in an extended written discussion.
The module is designed to be introductory and may, therefore, deal with themes with which students are already familiar. However, the teaching material is designed to stretch students by looking at these themes in a very different and more in-depth way than they may have been accustomed to doing at undergraduate level.
We will draw on the expertise and research interests of staff in the Department of History and Welsh History to offer an MA that targets those postgraduate students who wish to study the history of eighteenth-century Britain as an integrated whole, whilst at the same time enabling them to specialize in the history of England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales within that context.
1. Introduction and Orientation
2. The ‘British’ Isles in the ‘Long Eighteenth’ Century: Historiographical Perspectives
3. The Eighteenth-Century Urban Revolution
4. Riot and Rebellion in Eighteenth Century Britain
5. The British Isles and the Idea of a ‘Long’ Reformation
6. Public Opinion in the Long Eighteenth Century
7. Britain and the Atlantic World
8. The Emergence of the Idea of Leisure
9. Britain and the American Revolution
10. Republican Ireland
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Communication||Seminar discussion and essay writing. The latter is formally assessed.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Seminar and tutorial discussion; tutors' feedback.|
|Information Technology||Locating some journal articles electronically. Surveying the historiography of the subject using various search tools. Essay-writing and presentation|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Studying the module puts students in direct contact with librarians at the National Library and elsewhere in the course of researching essays and considering research projects undertaken over recent years at NLW and elsewhere in Aberystwyth.|
|Problem solving||Demonstrating an understanding of the nature of a comparative analytical approach, and how this approach can be applied to the study of the constituent countries and cultures of the British Isles across this particular period.|
|Research skills||Mainly concerns the location of secondary material. Assessed through the essays.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Develop a knowledge of, and familiarity with, a broad range of historical writing relating to the various themes prominent in eighteenth-century Britain.|
|Team work||Seminar work|
This module is at CQFW Level 7