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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

HIST1817 Skills and Concepts in International History

20 creditsClass Size: 96

Module manager: Dr Rachel Utley

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Module replaces


This module is not approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module


To enable students to acquire and develop the basic skills and familiarise themselves with the core concepts required for the study of international history at undergraduate level.

Skills outcomes
- Teaches 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.
- Locating and handling relevant information/ sources in libraries/ archives/ on-line environments.
- Ability to present complex ideas effectively in formal oral presentations.


Students will read closely one or more pieces of historical writing in order to investigate the intellectual method and approach of the historian, including the use of evidence; the literacy construction of history; the purposes and functions of history.

Students will learn to read critically, use the English Language correctly, develop good practice in the compilation of bibliographies and footnotes, develop effective approaches to studying and learning, make oral presentations, and design and write essays.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours185.00
Total Contact hours15.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Contributions to class discussions, non-assessed oral presentations, bibliographic exercise, book or article review, assessed essay.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentHistoriographical exercise due in Week 740.00
Essay2,000 word essay due on Friday of Week 1160.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

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

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 26/02/2024


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