Module Code: HIS-00001-C
Convenor: Lucy Sackville
Term taught: Autumn
Pre-requisite for Elective: not available as an elective
This module is designed to introduce students to the skills required for studying history at degree level and the methods and approaches that inform historical practice. The module will help students to develop core skills such as: bibliographical research; note-taking; critical reading and source analysis; essay writing; surveying historical debates (that is, presenting historiographies); and oral, as well as written, presentation skills. Students will have the opportunity to apply these techniques and to develop their independent research skills by researching, presenting and writing-up a York-related historical case study which they will select from a series of suggested topics. The themes and locations of the different topics will be further explored during a guided walking tour in week four. The case studies will introduce students to the variety of sources used by historians – material, visual and textual – and encourage them to make connections between the specific case studies and broader historical questions, perspectives and themes.
After completing this course, students should have:
The module will be taught through nine two-hour seminars in Weeks 2-10 of the Autumn Term. In addition the students will attend two one-hour workshops run by the library in Weeks 2 and 3. These workshops will take place in a computer room. The students will also attend three one-hour lectures in Weeks 4, 5 and 6, and a guided walking tour in week 4.
Formative assessment for this module will be:
Summative assessment for this module will be: