Introduction to Modern History, 1815-1914
Introduction to Modern History, 1815-1914 2022-23
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 1
This module provides an introduction to nineteenth-century history, in particular: - Key events and dates - The political geography of Europe - Population and family structure - Urbanisation and emigration - Industrial Revolutions - Workers - Workers’ Political Movements - Revolutions - Middle Classes - Liberalism and Conservatism - Elites - Gender - Nationalism and Regionalism - State-building and Democracy - European imperialism
It also provides an introduction to basic study skills, in particular: - Searching literature and compiling a bibliography - Essay writing - Historiography - References, footnotes, plagiarism
-threshold -Threshold students (D range) will demonstrate an appropriate range or depth of knowledge of at least parts of the relevant field and will make partly successful attempts to frame an argument that engages with historiographical controversies.
-good -Good students (B range) will show a solid level of achievement in all learning outcomes.Work will be graded by considering content (the range of knowledge displayed); the directness and clarity of the argument; analysis (the ability to judge between interpretations and back arguments with evidence); and presentation [see Student Handbook for assessment criteria in these areas]. Answers will be expected to draw on specific examples and evidence; and to engage with current historiographical controversies.
-excellent -Excellent students (A range) will show this level of achievement across the criteria combined with particularly impressive depths of knowledge and/or subtlety of analysis.
- Apply basic study skills (e.g. compile a bibliography).
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the major issues, concepts and problems in nineteenth-century history.
- Present historical arguments in an essay and back them with evidence.
- Show awareness that history may be interpreted in different ways.
Bibliography with ten entries plus 250-300 word comment weighted 20%
2000-2500 word Essay
1000 word book review