|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||22 Hours. 1 x 2 hour seminar per week|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay: 1 x 2,000 words||40%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours||60%|
|Supplementary Exam||Students may, subject to Faculty approval, have the opportunity to resit this module, normally during the supplementary examination period. For further clarification please contact the Teaching Programme Administrator in the Department of International Politics.|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
By the end of this course students will:
- have been introduced to the way in which general issues of philosophy and method relate to the specific context of International History
- have appropriate training in the use of a broad range of historical source materials
- be able to demonstrate a familiarity with different schools of historical thought
- be able to apply research design skills to the specific field of international history
The module examines some of the key historiographical debates about the second half of the twentieth century, and looks in depth at some of the sources that have been central to these debates.
The course aims to provide specialised training in the critical use of various kinds of historical source materials. These will be broadly conceived and will include: archival sources; memoir literature; oral history and transcripts; film, literature, and other media; and quantitative social and economic data.
The course begins with an overview of how issues in historical method impinge on the study of international history specifically. Thereafter, it reviews a number of critical debates, including the origins of the Cold War, the Cuban missile crisis, the Middle East in the Cold War, the end of the Cold War and September 11. Topics are discussed in pairs, and in the second of each pair the focus is upon a set of sources relevant to that topic.
10 ECTS Credits
This module is at CQFW Level 7