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Researching Economic And Social History 2 ESH4010P

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course is compulsory for all senior honours students in Economic and Social History, except for those undertaking a dissertation. It is designed to provide help and training in key skills, extending work conducted in Levels 1 and 2 and in the Junior Honours year, in the areas of research and presentation.


2 x one hour meetings of the entire RESH 2 class.

5 x one hour group meetings with essay topic tutor.

Requirements of Entry

Entry to Honours in Economic and Social History

Excluded Courses

ESH4002P ESH Honours Dissertation


4,000 word historiography essay

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable


Course Aims

■ To develop skills in economic and social historical research, particularly historiography, bibliographical and library skills.

■ To examine different theoretical approaches to Economic and Social History

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Discuss critically a variety of historiography-based perspectives

■ Apply these perspectives to a specific economic and social historical topic.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

 Submission of the RESH 2 essay