|Module Title||HISTORIANS AND THE WRITING OF HISTORY 2|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Phillipp Schofield|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Other staff||Dr Steven Thompson, Professor William Rubinstein, Dr Robert Harrison, Dr Peter Lambert, Dr Michael Roberts, Dr Alice Russell, Professor Gareth Williams, M J Powell|
|Pre-Requisite||60 credits of HY or HA modules at Level 1|
|Course delivery||Lecture||18 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours|
|Assessment||Exam||Take away exam||100%|
This is the core module for all Single Honours schemes. It is intended to introduce students to the discipline of history and to enhance their self-awareness as historians. It seeks to do so by surveying the writing of history, the use of the past in past societies, and the current state of the discipline.
The module begins by surveying the main 'varieties' of history represented within our syllabus and examining the main intellectual currents within the discipline. It then explores the influence of other disciplines on historians and the present political, social and educational functions of historical writing.