20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: Pass in at least two Level One History Units HST112-121

Aims/Description: This course will introduce students to the most influential 'schools' of historical practice in operation in the second half of the twentieth century and which remain influential today. These include Marxism, the Annales school, quantitative history, history from below, feminist and gender history, and postmodernism, as well as English empiricism. Lectures will provide an overview of each approach, and discuss the historical context in which it emerged. In seminars, students will be taught to assess critically the opportunities and limitations of each approach.

Staff Contact: Dr Caroline Pennock
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Practical

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