Practicing Humanities 2: Record and Present (Q9113)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

Building on the skills developed in Practicing Humanities 1, this module will develop students’ skills in recording observations and presenting them using a number of approaches. They will also reflect on the implications of different approaches, thinking about the ways that different modes of representation impact on the meaning of what we want to say or share, and how the medium through which we disseminate ideas impacts on the type of audience most likely to engage with them. It proceeds by analysing a range of approaches using specific case studies, arranged across a series of weekly seminars, that may include: podcasts, documentary film, essay writing, blogs, critical art practice, community art projects, poetry, and oral histories. Alongside this, students will be introduced to the specific skills required to produce these different types of content in order to produce a project of their own.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: