Hungarian History and Society: Text and Culture CEES4029

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will introduce students to the key aspects of the history of Hungary from the earliest times to the present day and provide an understanding of how the country' s rich history has impacted on present-day society. The course will draw on scholarly histories, but will also use literary texts to explore different historical aspects.

Timetable

One 2 hour class per week

This course may not be running this year. For further information please check the CEES Moodle page or contact the subject directly.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory entry requirements
Entry to CEES Honours normally requires a grade point average of 12 (Grade C) over CEES 2A and CEES 2B as a first attempt.

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

The summative assessment comprises a project of 5,000 words to be submitted in Week 12.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? 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 aim of this course is to provide students with a familiarity with key aspects of the history of Hungary from the earliest times to the present day and an understanding of how the history impacts on present-day society. The course will draw on scholarly histories, but will also use literary texts to explore different historical aspects.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this programme students will be able to:

■ demonstrate an understanding of the key aspects of the history of Hungary and its influence on present-day society

■ engage in a critical analysis of academic and literary texts as well as films in order to understand Hungarian society from a historical perspective

■ engage in independent research and present the findings of this and knowledge acquired during the course in the form of coherent written and verbal expression

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

None