2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
HPSC5150M Historical Skills and Practices
30 creditsClass Size: 50
Module manager: Dr Katherine Rawling
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn completion of this module students will be able to:
i) locate and organise the primary and secondary materials of research in the history of science, medicine and technology.
ii) assess the strengths and weaknesses of scholarly interpretations in relevant secondary literature.
iii) creatively and critically interpret primary evidence, of both textual and material varieties.
iv) organise their interpretations of evidence into a coherent historical exposition.
This module provides training, by means of practical exercises, in such historical skills as designing a research project, locating and exploiting resources, critically analyzing written and printed primary sources, interpreting material objects, conducting interviews, organizing disparate materials, and constructing a historical narrative.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||280.00|
|Total Contact hours||20.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||300.00|
Private studyPreparation for classes 10 hours x 10 = 100 hours
Writing of assessments 90 hours x 2 = 180 hours
Opportunities for Formative Feedback1 x 3000 word essay
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Written Work||5 x 500 word discussions||50.00|
|Essay||1 x 3000 word essay||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 10/01/2020
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