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Level 7

7AAH0002 Advanced Skills For Historians (Early Modern)

Credit value: 20 credits
Module convenor/tutor 2018/19: Dr Joan Redmond
Module convenor/tutor 2019/20: Professor Anne Goldgar
Teaching pattern: 10 x 1-hour lectures & 10 x 1-hour seminars (weekly)
Availability: Please see module list for relevant year
Assessment: 1 x 1500 word essay (15%); 1 x 3500 word essay (85%)
Students are reassessed in the failed elements of assessment and by the same methods as the first attempt.

The modules offered in each academic year are subject to change in line with staff availability and student demand: there is no guarantee every module will run. Module descriptions and information may vary between years.

This module addresses the nature of historical practice, ensuring that students can use and critically evaluate a range of theories, methods and approaches. It will raise awareness about history as a discipline and its relationships with other kindred fields by examining key skills. There will be visits, for example, to libraries, archives and museums. Skills to be considered in the module include using digital resources, visual, musical and textual analysis and the use and evaluation of a range of other sources, such as legal ones.

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