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|Assessment length / details
|Essay (2,000 words)
|Essay (2,000 words)
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a familiarity with a body of historical knowledge relating to the Modern World, c. 1789 to the present day.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of ‘modernity’ and how it has been interpreted.
3. Demonstrate a familiarity with the range of primary and secondary sources which may be utilised by historians to study Modern World History.
With the concept of modernity at its centre, this module addresses the Modern World, its shaping, and the historical understanding of it. Taking a global, rather than Euro-centric perspective and addressing themes rather than a narrative, aspects of modernity and the development of the modern world are considered in the period c. 1789 to the present day. Themes addressed include: Towns and Cities; Work and Leisure; Travel and Movement; Nation-States and Borders; Industrialisation; War and Violence; Ideologies and Social Movements; and Class, Race, and Gender.
Towns and Cities
Work and Leisure
Travel and Movement
Nation-States and Borders
War and Violence
Ideologies and Social Movements
Class, Race, and Gender.
The five seminars will be based on a selection of these broad themes.
|Application of Number
|Through occasional discussion of relevant numerical data, e.g. figures, graphs, tables.
|Written communication skills will be developed through the coursework and written examination; skills in oral presentation will be developed in seminars but are not formally assessed.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Students will be advised on how to improve research and communication skills through the individual tutorial providing feedback on submitted coursework.
|Students will be encouraged to locate suitable material on the web and to apply it appropriately to their own work. Students will also be expected to word-process their work and make use of Blackboard. These skills will not be formally assessed.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Students will develop a range of transferable skills, including time management and communication skills, which may help them identify their personal strengths as they consider potential career paths.
|Students are expected to note and respond to historical problems which arise as part of the study of this subject area and to undertake suitable research for seminars and essays.
|Students will develop their research skills by reading a range of texts and evaluating their usefulness in preparation for the coursework and the written examination.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Students will be expected to play an active part in group activities (e.g. short group presentations in seminars) and to learn to evaluate their own contribution to such activities.
This module is at CQFW Level 4