War In The Modern Age 1861 HIST4175

  • Academic Session: 2015-16
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The aims common to all the Department's Honours modules are as follows:

1. to develop the intellectual interests and analytical skills acquired by students during their first two years;
2. to offer the opportunity to study previously unfamiliar methodological approaches, chronological periods and geographical areas by offering a wide choice of options;
3. to offer the opportunity to develop skills in historical computing, as well as basic IT awareness;
4. To introduce complex historical debates and interpretations, to develop skills in interpreting primary sources where approriate, and to inform the discussion with new ideas derived from lecturers' current research;
5. to encourage the development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiative, personal choice, group discussion and, where appropriate, problem-solving teamwork.

Timetable

Course is taught twice weekly

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities normally available? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aims common to all the Department's Honours modules are as follows:

1. to develop the intellectual interests and analytical skills acquired by students during their first two years;
2. to offer the opportunity to study previously unfamiliar methodological approaches, chronological periods and geographical areas by offering a wide choice of options;
3. to offer the opportunity to develop skills in historical computing, as well as basic IT awareness;
4. To introduce complex historical debates and interpretations, to develop skills in interpreting primary sources where approriate, and to inform the discussion with new ideas derived from lecturers' current research;
5. to encourage the development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiative, personal choice, group discussion and, where appropriate, problem-solving teamwork.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. have read sufficiently widely in the history of war to have mastered the main features and principal issues of the subject, including the historiographical controversies.
2. demonstrate a critical sensitivity to the dangers of anachronism and the limitations of historical evidence.
3. demonstrate the ability to write clearly argued essays about the subject, supported with accurate and relevant evidence from the specialist literature.
4. know how to acquire this evidence independently, using library and other resources.
5. have developed oral, organisational and interpersonal skills by participating in and leading group discussion on prescribed topics

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.