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2007/08 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

HIST3701 William of Orange and James II, 1678-1691

40 creditsClass Size: 18

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

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2007/08

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

Students should be able to handle and evaluate primary evidence and source material; investigate a historical topic in depth; and demonstrate awareness of changing historiography and interpretation.

Skills outcomes
Further 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.
Plus:
Skills in interpretation and analysis of complex documentary-based material.


Syllabus

An examination of British and Dutch political, religious, military, and diplomatic history between 1678 and 1691. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the causes, events, and outcomes of the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Topics include: the later government of Charles II; the Popish Plot and Exclusion Crisis; Ireland and Scotland; politics in the Netherlands; William of Orange; events in Europe; the League of Augsburg; Louis XIV and Louvois; the kingship of James II; the Dutch invasion of 1688; the Glorious Revolution; the Bill of Rights; the Revolution Settlement; the Jacobite Wars in Ireland and Scotland; the Grand Alliance and the opening years of the Nine Years War.

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
Seminar222.0044.00
Private study hours356.00
Total Contact hours44.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)400.00

Private study

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

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

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

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
Oral PresentationFormat to be determined by tutor.10.00
Essay3,000 word written exercise or equivalent to be submitted by 12noon on Friday of the second week of the January examination period.20.00
Essay3,000 word written exercise or equivalent to be submitted by 12noon on Monday of the May revision week.20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

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


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

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: 21/01/2008

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