|Module Title||HISTORY AND HISTORIOGRAPHY OF THE C20TH WORLD|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Ian Clark|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Other staff||Professor Mick Cox|
|Course delivery||Seminar||1 x two hour seminar per week over two semesters|
|Essay||1 x 4,000 word||40%|
This module is the core module for students on the MScEcon Degree or Diploma (RT pathway) in International History.
The main aim of this core module is to examine the relationship between the historian and writing of history by concentrating upon some of the most contentious historiographical debates of the twentieth century. While each of the seminars is self-standing, common themes will emerge in each about the impact of total war upon the course of the twentieth century history, the role of historical sources and the meaning of historical `facts', the relationship between the national and the international, the role of structure, the impact of the individual in history, and finally, the relevance of looking at history from above and below.
By the end of the module students should: