History 3 AM HIST3002

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Course Aims

This course is based on the corresponding level 2 course and it seeks to give each student an understanding of the underlying structures of the period studied, the nature and quality of different types of primary and secondary source material, and ways of assessing the value of visual and other types of evidence. It also seeks to enhance student skills relating to verbal presentation of historical arguments, reviewing existing historical literature, and (esp. through the dissertation) designing an independent research strategy.


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Requirements of Entry

Normally Faculty of Arts progression rules to Level 3, and completion of one of the following Level 2 courses at Band D or better;
History 2Em, History 2Med, History 2Sco, Economic and Social History 2A, and Economic and Social History 2B. Students cannot have taken 2AM (7ELV).


No examination: assessment by course work only: 1 short essay (1500 words) rated at 25% of the total course mark; 1 short verbal presentation (15 mins) on a relevant historical theme (10%); an 800-word review of a book, review of CAL unit or other comparable material (10%); design 1 draft examination paper (5-8 questions) on a historical period or theme of his/her choice (5%); complete 1 dissertation (3000 words) rated at 50% to be submitted by the end of the course.