20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: Two modules from HST200-HST2999

Aims/Description: This module explores key historiographical and theoretical approaches to the study of cities and the ways that historians can apply these ideas in practice. It adopts a comparative analysis that requires students to consider a range of cities from antiquity to the post-modern era. Students will have the opportunity to engage with the rich and stimulating interdisciplinary scholarship in this field, to pursue their own lines of research, and to formulate their own interpretations of a subject that is central to the nature of `civilization'.

Staff Contact: Dr James Shaw
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Oral assessment from seminars.

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