EHMOP1-Economic History Option 1

Module Provider: Centre for Economic History
Number of credits: 30 [15 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Antony Moore

Email: t.moore@icmacentre.ac.uk

Summary module description:
The purpose of this module is to equip student enrolled on the MRes in Economic History who have no or little training in a specific historical period, to acquire the background knowledge necessary to explore aspects of a specific case study.

Aims:
This module allows students to focus on aspects of specific case study. The choices available for study may vary from year to year, and according to student's specific needs.

Assessable learning outcomes:
Describe and analyse key issues pertaining to the history of the period examined.

Apply relevant general concepts and approaches as appropriate to the period.

To demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the different types of evidence and resources available for the study of the chosen topic.

Critically assess the nature of debates and discourses as appropriate to the chosen period.

To apply those skills to engage with aspects of a case study.

Additional outcomes:
The module also promotes the development of high-level problem-solving skills applied to diverse, complex and incomplete data. Seminar presentations and written work encourage independent learning and the exercise of initiative.

Outline content:
The module will typically be divided into two components. The first component will be based on lectures and/or discussion of set readings about a period of history. The second component will be in the form of seminars which will explore aspects of a case study in relation to the period studied.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Tutorials 16
Guided independent study 264
       
Total hours by term 300.00
       
Total hours for module 300.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage

Other information on summative assessment:
The assessment will be based on submission of written essays, the number and length of which will be determined according to the student's needs. The coursework will make up a total of 8,000 words.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:
N/A

Requirements for a pass:
50%

Reassessment arrangements:
A further essay to be submitted by 1st September at the discretion of the Programme Director.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 6 April 2017

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