Stories About The Past (And How We Tell Them) HIST4133

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will introduce students to the theories of history in a user-friendly way, combining theory with practice in a hands-on programme. The course will not aim to be comprehensive in terms of either theoretical approaches or practical applications - the topics chosen will reflect the research and teaching expertise of contributing staff. Examples of topics will include: gender and history, myth and memory, anthropology, autobiography, history as literature, material culture, and witchcraft.


Two one-hour sessions per week; This is one of the honours options in History and may not run every year

Requirements of Entry

Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into History, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes

Excluded Courses



One journal 20%; one oral seminar paper (800 words) to 10%; 1 x 120minutes duration exam in April/May diet 70%

Main Assessment In: April/May