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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

HIST2702 Seventeenth-Century England, 1603-1714

20 creditsClass Size: 42

Module manager: Professor JCR Childs
Email: j.c.r.childs@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

The module covers: Religion; parliament; the reign of James I, the personal rule of Charles I; the causes of the English Civil War; the English Civil Wars; the Interregnum; the Restoration; the reigns of Charles II and James II; the Glorious Revolution; the Revolution Settlement; the reigns of William III and Queen Anne.

Objectives

Students will acquire a detailed knowledge of the events, chronology, and personalities in the political history of seventeenth-century England, and some understanding of the principal historical controversies.

Skills outcomes
Enhances Common Skills listed below:

High-level skills in oral and written communication of complex ideas.
Independence of mind and self-discipline and self-direction to work effectively under own initiative.
Ability to locate, handle and synthesize large amounts of information.
Capacity to employ analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to engage constructively with the ideas of their peers, tutors and published sources.
Empathy and active engagement with alternative cultural contexts.


Syllabus

The module covers: Religion; parliament; the reign of James I, the personal rule of Charles I; the causes of the English Civil War; the English Civil Wars; the Interregnum; the Restoration; the reigns of Charles II and James II; the glorious Revolution; the Revolution Settlement; the reigns of William III and Queen Anne.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Tutorial61.006.00
Private study hours183.00
Total Contact hours17.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Exam preparation; researching, preparing, and writing assignments; undertaking set reading; and self-directed reading around the topic. 183 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Contributions to class discussions, an assessed exercise or exercises worth 10% of module marks, an assessed essay.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 2,000 word assessed to be delivered 12 noon Friday of teaching week 730.00
Oral PresentationOral contribution in class, can be resat with 'an equivalent written exercise'10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

10% oral presentations are redone with 'an equivalent written exercise'


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 27/03/2009

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