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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA(Hons) History

Academic Year: 2015/16

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of Politics, History and International Relations
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BA(Hons)/BA(Hons)+ DPS/DIntS
Programme title History
Programme code EUUB09
Length of programme The duration of the Programme is 6 Semesters (three-year Programme) or 6 Semesters plus one academic year (four-year thick sandwich Programme). The three-year Programme allows, at Part B (Semester Two) for a course of study to be taught in English at a foreign University
UCAS code V100/V101
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/phir/history/

 

Date at which the programme specification was published Fri, 11 Sep 2015 19:27:17 BST

1. Programme Aims

      

·         To equip students with knowledge, understanding and skills in Modern History.

·         To develop an understanding of the value of history both as an area of study and a tool for analysing the contemporary world by fostering critical, creative and independent thinking and a sensitive and disciplined approach to the subject

·         To stimulate students' enthusiasm for history through the deployment of cutting-edge teaching technologies and pedagogies designed to encourage student engagement.

·         To foster, enhance and advance students' personal development through a range of individual and team based learning activities.

·         To develop competence and practical skills which are transferable to a wide range of professions and careers as well as life experiences.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • QAA Subject Benchmarking Statement – History   
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications  
  • Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, Careers Education Benchmark Statement
  •  University Learning and Teaching Strategy

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

1.    the idea of academic disciplines as dynamic, plural and contested; developed within the broader framework of the social sciences and humanities;

2.    the potential applications of concepts within a broader critical framework;

3.    the main methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of texts, other sources and data;

4.    past societies and historical processes over a chronological and geographical range, encompassing the modern history of Britain, Europe, and the World;

5.    the use of primary evidence in historical argument;

6.    History as an academic discipline, its schools of interpretations, and the variety of methodological approaches and theoretical foundations.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

 

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

1.    demonstrate knowledge of cultural, political and social difference, through the analysis of the past;

2.    abstract and synthesise information in order to discuss changes in ways of thinking, cultural practices and behaviours over time;

3.    assess the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and arguments;

4.    critically evaluate and interpret a range of evidence, including texts, oral histories, visual materials other virtual sources and data;

5.    critically assess the construction of history as a political, cultural and social practice;

6.    appreciate the complexities and diversity of past events and mentalities;

7.    show a critical awareness of the problems inherent in historical sources and in interpreting the past.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

 

1.    locate and retrieve information using a variety of research methods;

2.    select, combine, and interpret different types of source material;

3.    recognise and critically debate moral and ethical issues underpinning particular debates or enquiries;

4.    deploy bibliographic skills, including accuracy in the citation of sources and the use of proper conventions in the presentation of scholarly work

5.    present cogent and persuasive arguments in oral, written and practical form;

6.    undertake independent learning and research.

c. Key transferable skills:

1. undertake problem-solving and decision-making;

2. develop a reasoned argument;

3. solve problems with imagination and creativity;

4. communicate effectively in speech and writing;

5. work individually and in collaboration with others, demonstrating initiative and self-management;

6. use information and communication technologies for the retrieval and presentation of information.

 

4. Programme structure

Candidates following the four-year programme are required to undertake an academic year abroad (Part I) which occurs between Part B and Part C at  a French-, German- or Spanish-speaking university, following an approved course of study leading to the Diploma in International Studies in accordance with Senate Regulation XI. Candidates may also follow an approved course of study at a foreign university where teaching is in English leading to the Diploma in International Studies in accordance with Senate Regulation XI.

Candidates following the four-year thick sandwich programme are required to spend the third academic year (Part I) EITHER undertaking an approved Assistantship at a school or other approved placement in a French-, German- or Spanish-speaking country, leading to the Diploma in International Studies in accordance with Senate Regulation XI, OR undertaking an approved placement in the UK or abroad leading to the Diploma in Professional Studies in accordance with Senate Regulation XI. Participation in study abroad or a placement is subject to Departmental approval and satisfactory academic performance during Parts A and B. 

 

4.1       Content

Part A – Introductory Modules

Semester 1

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

EUA001

Introduction to Academic Studies

10

EUA701

Modern Europe: From the Enlightenment to the Present

20

EUA705

The Atlantic World: The Americas, Europe, and Africa since the 15th century

20

 

 

(ii) ELECTIVE MODULES (total modular weight 10)

 

Candidates choose one elective subject group, which must be followed throughout Part A from:

Communications and Media Studies: SSA301

Criminology and Social Policy: SSA201

Economics: ECA001

English: EAA777

French: 10 credit module from a list produced by the Department of Politics, History and International Relations, depending on candidates’ previous qualifications

German: 10 credit module from a list produced by the Department of Politics, History and International Relations, depending on candidates’ previous qualifications

Geography: GYA004

International Relations: EUA620

Business: BSA505

Mandarin Chinese: EUL401

Politics: EUA607

Social Psychology: SSA102

Sociology: SSA001

Spanish: 10 credit module from a list produced by the Department of Politics, History and International Relations, depending on candidates’ previous qualifications

 

 Semester 2

 

 (i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

EUA703

Modern World History: New Perspectives

20

EUA704

What is History?

10

EUA706

History Fieldtrip

20

 

(ii) ELECTIVE MODULES (total modular weight 10)

Communication and Media Studies: SSA302

Criminology and Social Policy: SSA202

Economics: ECA001

French: 10 credit module from a list produced by the Language Centre, depending on candidates’ previous qualifications

Geography: GYA104

German: 10 credit module from a list produced by the Language Centre, depending on candidates’ previous qualifications

International Relations: EUA617

Business: BSA506

Mandarin Chinese: EUL422

Politics: EUA614

Social Psychology: SSA101

Sociology: SSA002

Spanish: 10 credit module from a list produced by the Language Centre, depending on students’ previous qualifications and experience.

 

Part B – Degree Modules

EITHER –

(a) STANDARD ROUTE

Semesters 1 and 2

 

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 10)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Semester

EUB708

Crafting a Dissertation

10

2

 

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 90)

 

Module Code

Module Title

Module Weight

Semester

EUB702

Cold War Europe (20 credit)

 

20

1

EUB703

Cold War Europe (10 credit)

 

10

1

EUB706

Twentieth-Century Britain (20 credit)

 

20

1

EUB707

Twentieth-Century Britain (10 credit)

 

10

1

EUB722

Modern France: A History of Conflict? (20 credit)

20

1

EUB723

Modern France: A History of Conflict? (10 credit)

10

1

EUB724

Slavery In Global History (20 credit)

 

20

1

EUB725

Slavery in Global History (10 credit)

 

10

1

EUB728

Victorian Values: Sex, Race, Religion and Deviance in 19th Century Britain 20 1

EUB729

Victorian Values: Sex, Race, Religion and Deviance in 19th Century Britain (10 credits) 10 1

EUB712

Modern Germany: From Racial Dictatorship to Recivilization (20 credits) 20 2

EUB713

Modern Germany: From Racial Dictatorship to Recivilization (10 credits)

10 2
EUB714

Modern China in a Global Perspective (20 credits)

20 2
EUB715

Modern China in a Global Perspective (10 credits)

10 2
EUB720

The Soviet Union in World Politics (20 credits)

20 2
EUB721

The Soviet Union in World Politics (10 credits)

10 2
EUB726

British  Social History, 1918-1979: Other Worlds of Labour (20 credits)

20 2
EUB727

British  Social History, 1918-1979: Other Worlds of Labour (10 credits)

10 2
EUB730

Go West Young Man! North America 1785-1914

20 2
EUB731

Go West Young Man! North America 1785-1914 (10 credits)

10 2
EUB633

Enterprise, Employability and Personal Development

10 2

 

(iii) ELECTIVE MODULES (total modular weight 20)

Candidates must choose 20 credits from one of the subject groups listed below.  Choices of elective subject modules will be subject to satisfying any prerequisites set out in individual module specifications. As a result of options choices, students may not be registered for more than 70 credits or fewer than 50 credits in any one Semester.

 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Semester

Business

 

 

 

BSB530

Accounting for Business

10

1

BSB560

Principles of Marketing

10

1

BSB532

Accounting for Managers

10

2

BSB562

The Marketing Mix

10

2

Communication and Media Studies

 

 

 

SSB360

Media in Global Context

10

1

SSB317

Critical Viewings: Film

10

1

SSB301

Media, Identity and Inequalities

20

1

SSB234

Media, Culture and Crime

20

2

SSB303

Media and Social Change

20

2

SSB366

Promotional Culture

10

2

Criminology and Social Policy

 

 

 

SSB201

Criminological Theory

20

1

SSB216

Women and Crime

10

1

SSB238

Green Criminology

10

2

SSB203

Operational Policing Issues

20

2

SSB234

Media, Culture and Crime

10

2

SSB237

Sex Work and Industries

10

2

Economics

 

 

 

ECB037

Microeconomics

20

1&2

English

 

 

 

EAB001

British Drama 1576-1737

20

1

EAB113

Introduction to Linguistics

20

1

EAB039

Nineteenth-Century American Writing

20

1

EAB711

Eighteenth Century Literature

20

2

EAB008

Victorian Literature

20

2

EAB012

African American Culture

20

2

EAB110

Introduction to Multimodality

20

2

EAB114

Elephants and Engines

20

2

Geography

 

 

 

GYB210

Globalization

20

1&2

GYB211

Globalization

10

1

GYB220

Geographies of Social Difference

20

1&2

GYB222

Geographies of Social Difference

10

1

GYB113

Geographies of Culture, Media and Representation

10

1

GYB110

Sustainable Urban Geographies

10

2

GYB320

Global Migration

10

2

International Relations

 

 

 

EUB619

Security Studies

20

1

EUB632

Third World Politics

20

1

EUB615

Challenges to International Governance

20

2

EUB612

Foreign Policy Analysis

20

2

Politics

 

 

 

EUB630

British Politics

20

1

EUB628

History of Political Thought

20

1

EUB604

Comparative European Politics

20

2

EUB631

Protest and Resistance

20

2

Social Psychology

 

 

 

SSB105

Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology

10

1

SSB132

Developmental Psychology

20

1

SSB134

Biological Psychology

20

1

SSB103

Researching Social Life

20

2

SSB104

Understanding Human Interaction

10

2

SSB133

Cognitive Psychology

20

2

Sociology

 

 

 

SSB008

Classical Social Theories

10

1

SSB026

Sociology in Historical and Global Context

20

1

SSB034

Surveillance Society

10

1

SSB023

Religion and Society

10

2

SSB010

Contemporary Social Theories

20

2

UWLP

 

 

 

French, German, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese

One 10-credit module in each Semester from a list produced by the Language Centre, depending on candidates’ previous qualifications

 

 

 

OR –

(b) INTERNATIONAL SEMESTER ROUTE

Candidates may replace the modules required for Part B Semester Two with an approved course of study taught in English at a foreign University.  In Semester Two, candidates will undertake assessed work equivalent to 60 credits as follows.  Candidates who opt for this route must ensure that they have taken a total of 60 credits in Semester One.

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

EUB001

International Semester

50

EUB709

Crafting a Dissertation (Distance Learning)

10

 

Part C – Degree Modules

 

Semesters 1 and 2

In choosing optional and elective subjects, candidates must ensure that they study a minimum of 50 credits in each Semester, including the Dissertation in History which runs across the year and constitutes 20 credits per semester.

 

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 40)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

EUC701

Dissertation in History

40

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Candidates choose a modular weight of 60 over Semesters 1 and 2.

Module Code

 

Module Title

Module Weight

Semester

EUC631

Yugoslavia: Its 20th Century

20

1

EUC703

The Beatles and the 1960s

 

20

1

EUC715

Fear of East Asia and the Global Order

20

1

EUC716

Popular Imperialism and Popular Culture in Britain 1870-1930

20

1

EUC655

Post-War British Politics: The Start of the Decline

20

2

EUC679

1968 - World Revolution?

20

2

EUC705

The Rise of the Nazis

20

 

2

EUC713

 

From Prohibition to the ‘Swinging Sixties’: The United States 1918-1969

20

2

EUC714

 

The Soviet Security State

20

2

 

(iii) ELECTIVE MODULES (total modular weight 20)

 Semesters 1 and 2

Candidates must choose 20 credits from one of the subject groups listed below. Choices of elective subject modules will be subject to satisfying any prerequisites set out in individual module specifications. 

 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Semester

Business

 

 

 

BSB035

Sales Management

10

1

BSB555

Organisational Studies

10

1

BSB580

Operations Management

10

1

BSC105

International Human Resource Management

10

1

BSC520

Business Systems

10

1

BSC522

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

10

1

BSB590

Contemporary Business Environment

10

2

BSC124

Marketing Communications

10

2

BSC144

Project Management

10

2

BSC524

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Planning

10

2

BSC575

Leadership and Interpersonal Skills

10

2

Communication and Media Studies

 

 

 

SSC316

Media, Memory and History

20

1

SSC357

Producing the News

20

2

Criminology and Social Policy

 

 

 

SSC219

Criminology of Violence

20

1

SSC233

Crime and Deviance in Sport

20

2

Economics

 

 

 

ECC012

Introduction to Finance

20

1&2

ECC013

International Economic Relations

20

1&2

ECC014

Economics of the Financial System

20

1&2

ECC017

Economics of the Welfare State

20

2

English

 

 

 

EAC012

America at War

20

1

EAC022

Ulysees

20

1

EAC034

Narratives of American Sport

20

1

EAC042

Dimensions of Texts

20

1

EAC103

Modernisms

20

1

EAC214

Maps and Motors: The Writing Portfolio

20

1

EAC227

Myth and History: Milton’s Paradise Lost

20

1

EAC016

Cruel and Unusual

20

2

EAC104

Aphra Behn

20

2

EAC300

Rare Shakespeare

20

2

EAC301

T.S. Elliot

20

2

EAC701

Global America

20

2

Geography

 

 

 

GYC107

Regional Geography of the UK

20

1

GYC212

Globalised Urbanisation

20

1

GYC205

Central America: Dependency and Development

10

2

GYC214

Geographies of Children and Youth

10

2

GYC325

Geographies of Transnational Mobility and Diaspora

20

2

International Relations/Politics

 

 

 

EUC602

Nationalism: blood, soil and war

20

1

EUC604

State Violence and Terrorism

20

1

EUC628

The Asia Pacific in Global Politics

20

1

EUC631

Yugoslavia: Its 20th Century

20

1

EUC660

Contemporary Political Philosophy

20

1

EUC672

The European Union and the Global Political Economy

20

1

EUC675

Global Environmental Politics

20

1

EUC609

Spanish Latin American Relations

20

2

EUC621

Germany in Europe

20

2

EUC658

Art Politics and Society

20

2

EUC665

Post-War British Politics: The Start of the Decline

20

2

EUC677

Britain and the European Union

20

2

EUC674

Power, Violence and Suffering

20

2

EUC678

No Gods! No Masters! Anarchism Past and Present

20

2

EUC679

1968 – World Revolution?

20

2

EUC714

Soviet Security State

20

2

Social Psychology

 

 

 

SSC130

The Social Psychology of Everyday Life

20

1

SSC138

Forensic Psychology

20

1

Sociology

 

 

 

SSC013

Sociology of Tourism

20

1

SSC022

The Body, Health and the Digital

20

2

 

 

 

 

Languages

 

 

 

French, German, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese

One 10-credit module in each Semester from a list produced by the Language Centre, depending on candidates’ previous qualifications

 

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also achieve a module mark of at least 30% in all modules in each Part.

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of reassessment in any Part of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the University’s special assessment period.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40%, Part C 60% to determine the final programme percentage mark.

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