Violence And Civility In Greater Britain, C1550-1750 HIST4174

  • 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

Course Aims

The aims common to all the Department's honours modules are as follows:
1. the development of the intellectual interests and analytical skills acquired by students during their first two years;
2. awareness of previously unfamiliar methodological approaches, chronological periods and geographical areas by offering a wide and flexible choice of options;
3. to offer the opportunity to develop skills in historical computing, as well as basic IT awareness;
4. familiarity with complex historical debates and interpretations, skill in interpreting primary sources where appropriate, and to inform these discussions with new ideas derived from lecturers' current research;
5. the development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiative, personal choice, group discussion and, where appropriate, problem-solving team work.

Timetable

The course is taught twice weekly

Course Aims

The aims common to all the Department's honours modules are as follows:
1. the development of the intellectual interests and analytical skills acquired by students during their first two years;
2. awareness of previously unfamiliar methodological approaches, chronological periods and geographical areas by offering a wide and flexible choice of options;
3. to offer the opportunity to develop skills in historical computing, as well as basic IT awareness;
4. familiarity with complex historical debates and interpretations, skill in interpreting primary sources where appropriate, and to inform these discussions with new ideas derived from lecturers' current research;
5. the development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiative, personal choice, group discussion and, where appropriate, problem-solving team work.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

demonstrate awareness of the range of behaviours that might be defined as 'violent' in Britain and the British Atlantic World between 1550- and 1750 and their relationship to contemporary concepts of violence and civility;

demonstrate an awareness of different theoretical approaches to the history of violence;

analyse and interpret a variety of sources (both primary and secondary) in order to substantiate a cogent argument;

evaluate historiographical debates relevant to this course in seminar presentations, essays and the examination