Advanced Skills, Concepts and Theory for MA Historians - 2014 syllabus!
Core course for MA History and MA European History
Wednesdays 11-1, Term 1 and selected sessions in term 2
The core course provides you with the essential training required for further study at MA level, and lays a solid foundation for students who may wish to continue to do research at PhD level. It is comprised of three components: skills, concepts and theory.
Assessment: a two-hour unseen
exam in Term 1, reading week, one 1,000 word source criticism, one 3,000 word essay due at the start of term 2
1. Skills I (induction week) includes...
- The MA Dissertation in the Department of History
- Resources for Historical Research
- Thinking Historically and interdisciplinarity and History
- Writing I: Essays
2. Concepts (weeks 1-5)
- Modernity - Dr Bernhard Rieger
- Revolution - Prof. Julian Hoppit
- Race - Dr Tim Gibbs
- Political Economy - Dr Coskun Tuncer
- Materiality and Space - Prof. Margot Finn
3. Theory (weeks 6-10)
- European History Dr Lars Fischer
- Material and Cultural History Prof. Margot Finn
- Imperial and World History Dr Jagjeet Lally and Dr Chris Jeppesen
- International History Dr Lily Chang and Dr Alex Goodall
- Economic History Prof. Julian Hoppit and Dr Coskun Tuncer
4. Skills II (term 2) includes...
- Writing a dissertation
- Libraries and archives
- History careers session
- Presenting academic ideas
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