|Delivery length / details
|1 x 3 Hour Workshop
|8 x 1 Hour Lectures
|1 x 2 Hour Miscellaneous
|1 x 1 Hour Seminar
|1 x 2 Hour Oral
|1 x 8 Hour Practical
|Assessment length / details
|1 x 2000 word essay
|1 x 2000 word essay
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the value of History in public life
2. Demonstrate an understanding of how History is employed in a range of industries
3. Demonstrate an ability to deploy core transferable skills
This module is designed to support professional development by encouraging students to consider the role History plays in the world around them. In line with the most recent subject benchmark statement for History, the module also supports student development, facilitating engagement with the opportunities for History graduates after completing their degree, and identifying the key skills that help them excel in the future (See QAA benchmark statement 2014, 6.8 and 6.17). The module includes a variety of work-related projects that will ‘either apply established historical skills through experiential learning, or develop new skills which can be applied elsewhere in the history curriculum.’ By embracing such ‘experiential learning’, the module will help ‘students to understand and articulate the skills that they gain from their degree programme’ (QAA 2014, 6.8). The module will provide a diverse range of assessment opportunities and is designed to encourage student enthusiasm for public engagement, building confidence and working with teams (QAA 2014, 6.17). It will also support the HEAR.
Lecture 1: History and Society
Lecture 2: Identity, History and Heritage
Lecture 3: News Journalism and Historical consciousness
Lecture 4: TV, Film and History
Lecture 5: History and Advertising
Lecture 6: Politics and the Politics of the Past
Lecture 7: History and the Classroom
Lecture 8: History for Entertainment
Planning workshop: 3 Hours
1-2 hour training session
Project Away Day: 8 Hours
1 hour seminar to finish project and finalise oral presentation responsibility
Assessment Presentations: 2 hours (presentations 20 minutes followed by classroom discussion)
|Application of Number
|All students will have to participate in the oral assessment part of the project and will have to find ways to communicate actively with the rest of the group during the workshop and project stages.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|By providing a variety of alternative assessments, the module will benefit students who have a distinct learning style, while helping students to build confidence in their mastery of the subject.
|All streams involve a degree of engagement with Information Technology.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|All lectures are focused on History as a career in one way or another. As students become focused on their project work, they will be required to consider what they intend to do having completed their degree. All streams are intended to help develop a CV, and increase confidence about the value of History to industry.
|From the workshops on, this module requires students to work independently, dividing responsibilities and managing time. They will have to overcome industry-based problems and think creatively to find solutions.
|The module will involve a significant amount of online research and will encourage development of information literacy skills, specifically in preparation for the workshop, and during the project.
|Subject Specific Skills
|The course can in many ways be described as a ‘public History’ module, which is a fundamental part of any History degree.
|At both workshop and project stages, team work forms a core part of the assessment and learning process.
This module is at CQFW Level 4