History BA (Hons)Coventry University
£ 9.000 - (10.635 €)
- Bachelor's degree
- Scarborough (Inghilterra)
Cosa impari in questo corso?
Skills and Training
This course runs in 2017/18.
The examination of the political and social changes that have shaped our world is at the heart of the History course at Coventry University. Through studying the past, students can develop the skills employers’ want today.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
You will study the evolution and interaction of different states across the globe, which will help you to understand the complexity of the modern world. Topics include the study of war, revolutions, social movements, political struggles and democratic advances across the world.
The course focuses on the period since 1860, with particular emphasis on the 20th century. However, in order to understand important ideas, trends and developments, you will cover earlier events. The main theme is the emergence of the modern state in its domestic and international setting. Some units of study focus on the relationship between states as they examine diplomacy, war and peace.WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The course investigates the impact of ideas and ideologies that have shaped our perception of the world. In particular the impact of social, political and economic changes that have affected the development of states, how the relationships between states have changed and how those changes have impacted on the modern world. The course also encourages you to look at the changing relationship between states and societies and gain an appreciation of the changing nature of historiographical debates. You will learn to interpret sources and the importance of argument based on evidence.
In the later years you can specialise in North American History, European History, Environmental History, Social History, or the History of Organised Crime. There is an optional placement or study abroad in your third year (subject to application). In your final year you will also complete a dissertation.HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars and workshop practical classes. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: some modules will be based on assessments 50%, coursework and 50% examinations, others will be coursework only.
A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
In a typical week you will have up to 14 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour of tutorial (or, later, individual project supervision) each week
Medium group teaching: 5 hours of workshops or seminars
Large group teaching: 8 hours of lectures each week
Personal study: 23 hours each week studying and revising in your own time"