Historical Controversy

Module code: V1272
Level 4
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module introduces you to the study of history through the critical reading of a key historical text. In this way you will gain an understanding of the complexity of the historical record and an appreciation of a range of problems associated with the interpretation of evidence.

You will also be made to think about the discipline of history and the nature of historical enquiry. Through a study of how historians have formulated and deployed their arguments, you will begin to learn to deploy ideas and to shape your own historical arguments.

Module learning outcomes

  • To develop a knowledge of basic historiographical concepts and principles.
  • Learn to evaluate and critique alternative historical arguments.
  • Students to acquire basic skills in formulating their own arguments and expressing them clearly in writing.