War In The Modern Age 1861 HIST4175

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

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.

Timetable

Course is taught twice weekly

Main Assessment In: April/May

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