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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA (Hons) History

Academic Year: 2018/19

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 School of Social Sciences
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 either 6 semesters (three-year programme), or 8 semesters (four-year programme, including a placement year). 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

BA(Hons) - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/v100

BA(Hons)+ DPS/DIntS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/v101

 

Date at which the programme specification was published Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:55:05 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 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

 4.1

Modules with a total modular weight of 100 must be studied in each Academic Year (Parts A, B and C) from History.  Candidates may take 20 credits of elective modules in each Part.  Candidates choose modules derived from a list provided by the School of Social Sciences, depending on the candidates' previous qualifications.  Due to timetabling constraints, not all option combinations may be available.

4.2          Content

(1) Part A – Introductory Modules

Students must be registered for a minimum of 50 credits and a maximum of 70 credits in each Semester.

(i)           COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 100 credits)

Code

Title

Semester

Modular Weight

EUA001

Smart Scholarship

1

10

EUA705

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

1

20

EUA800

The Making and Unmaking of the World Order

1

20

EUA704

What is History?

2

10

EUA706

History Fieldtrip

2

20

EUA801

Power, Politics & Ideology in Modern Europe

2

20

 

(ii)          OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 20 credits)

Candidates must choose 20 credits from one elective subject group which must be followed through Part A from:

 

Code

Title

Semester

Modular Weight

Economics

 

 

ECA001

Principles of Macroeconomics

1 & 2

20

English

 

 

EAA777

Narrative Forms and Fiction

1

20

French

 

 

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

1 & 2

20

German

 

 

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

1 & 2

20

Geography

 

 

GYA004

Geographies of Global Economic Change

1

10

GYA104

Geographies of Identity

2

10

International Relations

 

 

EUA620

The Contemporary World Arena (10 Credits)

1

10

EUA617

International Political Theory

2

10

Business

 

 

BSA505

Organisational Behaviour

1

10

BSA506

Management of Human Resources

2

10

Mandarin Chinese

 

 

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

1 & 2

20

Politics

 

 

EUA607

Understanding Democratic Institutions

1

10

EUA617

International Political Theory

2

10

 

 

 

 

Social Sciences

 

 

SSA001

Introduction to Sociology: Identities and Inequalities

1

10

SSA002

Introduction to Sociology: Global, Social and Cultural Change

2

10

SSA201

Introduction to Criminology & Social Policy A

1

10

SSA202

Introduction to Criminology & Social Policy B

2

10

SSA301

Introduction to Communication and Media Studies: Contemporary Trends and Issues

1

10

SSA302

Introduction to Communication and Media Studies: Historical Debates and Perspectives

2

10

Spanish

 

 

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

1 & 2

20

(2) PART B – Degree Modules

EITHER –

(a) STANDARD ROUTE

Students must be registered for a minimum of 50 credits and a maximum of 70 credits in each Semester.

Semesters 1 and 2

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 20 credits)

Code

Title

Semester

Modular Weight

EUB735

Understanding History

1

10

EUB800

Research Design

2

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 100 credits)

In addition to the compulsory modules EUB735 and EUB800, candidates may choose a modular weight of 80 credits in Group 1 modules over Semesters 1 and 2, and the remaining 20 credits from Groups 1 or 2.

 Group 1

Code

Title

Semester

Modular Weight

EUB628

History of Political Thought (20 Credit)

1

20

EUB629

History of Political Thought (10 Credit)

1

10

EUB633

Enterprise, Employability and Personal Development

1

10

EUB712

Modern Germany: Recovery from Ruin, 1945-present

1

20

EUB722

Modern France: A History of Conflict?

1

20

EUB728

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

1

20

EUB802

Small Wars

1

20

EUB634

The American Century: US Politics and Society in the 20th Century

2

20

EUB702

Cold War Europe

2

20

EUB714

Modern China in a Global Perspective

2

20

EUB724

Slavery in Global History

2

20

EUB732

Modern Russia from Emancipation to Revolution

2

20

Group 2

Candidates taking up to 20 credits of modules in Group 2 may choose to take either 20 credits from one elective subject group or EUB633 and another 10 credits from any elective subject for which they meet the prerequisites:

Code

Title

Semester

Modular Weight

EUB633

Enterprise, Employability and Personal Development

1

10

Business

   

BSB530

Accounting for Business

1

10

BSB555

Organisation Studies

1

10

BSB580

Operations Management

1

10

BSB532

Accounting for Managers

2

10

BSB590

The Contemporary Business Environment

2

10

Economics

   

ECB037

Microeconomics

1 & 2

20

English

   

EAB008

Victorian Literature

1

20

EAB039

Nineteenth-Century American Literature

1

20

EAB012

African American Culture

2

20

EAB114

An Introduction to Creative Writing

2

20

French

   

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

1 & 2

20

German

   

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

1 & 2

20

Geography

   

GYB211

Globalization

1

10

GYB222

Geographies of Social Difference

1

10

GYB110

Sustainable Urban Geographies

2

10

GYB320

Global Migration

2

10

International Relations

   

EUB619

Security Studies

1

20

EUB612

Foreign Policy Analysis

2

20

EUB604

Comparative European Politics

2

20

EUB632

Politics of Developing Countries

2

20

EUB634

The American Century: US Politics and Society in the 20th Century

2

20

Mandarin Chinese

   

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

1 & 2

20

Politics

   

EUB628

History of Political Thought

1

20

EUB630

British Politics

1

20

EUB604

Comparative European Politics

2

20

 

 

 

 

Social Sciences

   

SSB023

Religion and Society

1

10

SSB216

Women and Crime: Victims, Offenders and Survivors

1

10

SSB360

The Media in Global Context

1

10

SSB036

Digital Lives & Society

2

10

SSB234

Media, Culture and Crime

2

10

SSB239

Drugs: Society, Politics and Policy

2

10

Spanish

   

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

1 & 2

20

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. Candidates will undertake assessed work equivalent to 50 credits, as required by the School of Social Sciences, along with the Distance Learning Research Design module.  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 70 credits)

Code

Title

Semester

Module Weight

EUB735

Understanding History

1

10

EUB001

International Semester

2

50

EUB801

Research Design (Distance learning)

2

10

 

(ii)          OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 50 credits)

Candidates should choose 40 credits from Group 1 and 10 Credits from Groups 1 or 2.

Group 1

Code

Title

Semester

Modular Weight

EUB628

History of Political Thought (20 Credit)

1

20

EUB629

History of Political Thought (10 Credit)

1

10

EUB633

Enterprise, Employability and Personal Development

1

10

EUB712

Modern Germany: Recovery from Ruin, 1945-present

1

20

EUB722

Modern France: A History of Conflict?

1

20

EUB728

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

1

20

EUB802

Small Wars

1

20

Group 2

Code

Title

Semester

Modular Weight

EUB633

Enterprise, Employability and Personal Development

1

10

Business

   

BSB530

Accounting for Business

1

10

BSB555

Organisation Studies

1

10

BSB580

Operations Management

1

10

French

   

A 10 credit module from Semester 1 from a list produced by the Language Centre, depending on candidates’ previous qualifications.

1

10

German

   

A 10 credit module from Semester 1 from a list produced by the Language Centre, depending on candidates’ previous qualifications.

1

10

Geography

   

GYB211

Globalization

1

10

GYB222

Geographies of Social Difference

1

10

Mandarin Chinese

   

A 10 credit module from Semester 1 from a list produced by the Language Centre, depending on candidates’ previous qualifications.

1

10

Social Sciences

   

SSB023

Religion & Society

1

10

SSB216

Women and Crime: Victims, Offenders and Survivors

1

10

SSB360

The Media in Global Context

1

10

Spanish

   

A 10 credit module from Semester 1 from a list produced by the Language Centre, depending on candidates’ previous qualifications.

1

10

 

(3)          Part I

Candidates following the four-year programme are required to undertake a Part I placement, which occurs between Parts B and C and may be EITHER (i) an academic year abroad 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; OR (ii) an academic year abroad on 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; OR (iii) an approved Teaching 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 (iv) an approved placement in the UK or abroad leading to the Diploma in Professional Studies in accordance with Senate Regulation XI.  Participation in a Part I study abroad or placement is subject to School approval and satisfactory academic performance during Parts A and B.

(4)          Part C – Degree Modules

Students must be registered for a minimum of 50 credits and a maximum of 70 credits in each Semester.  Credits from the Dissertation in History module must be split equally (20:20) across both Semesters.

 (i)           COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 40 credits)

 Code

Title

Semester

Module Weight

EUC800

Dissertation

1 & 2

40

 (ii)          OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 80 credits)

In addition to the compulsory module EUC800, candidates must choose a minimum modular weight of 60 from Group 1 modules over semesters 1 and 2.  The remaining 20 credits may be chosen from Groups 1 or 2.  Choices of modules from Group 2 will be subject to satisfying any prerequisites set out in individual module specifications.

Group 1

Code

Title

Semester

Modular Weight

EUC679

1968 - World Revolution?

1

20

EUC703

Revolution in the Head: The Beatles and Sixties Britain

1

20

EUC713

Jim Crow, Bootleggers and Okies: American Cultural History 1890 - 1930

1

20

EUC716

Empire, War and Popular Culture in Britain c. 1880-1930

1

20

EUC665

Postwar Britain: The Start of the Decline

2

20

EUC684

War in the 21st Century

2

20

EUC705

From Weimar to Hitler: Politics, Economics and Society in Germany, 1918-1934

2

20

EUC719

Convicts and Kangaroos: Australia 1788-1868

2

20

EUC720

After Empire: South Asia since 1945

2

20

Group 2

Code

Title

Semester

Module Weight

Business

 

 

BSC520

Business Systems

1

10

BSC522

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

1

10

BSC524

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Planning

2

10

BSC575

Leadership and Interpersonal Skills

2

10

Economics

 

 

ECC012

Introduction to Financial Economics

1 & 2

20

ECC013

International Economic Relations

1 & 2

20

ECC014

Economics of the Financial System

1 & 2

20

ECC017

The Economics of Social Issues

2

20

English

 

 

EAC002

The Return of the King, Literature 1660-1714

1

20

EAC016

Cruel and Unusual

1

20

EAC440

The Modern Poet

1

20

EAC001

Radicals and Reactionaries: Writing Women in the 1890s

2

20

EAC701

Global America

2

20

French

 

 

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

 

 

Geography

 

 

GYC212

Globalised Urbanisation

1

20

GYC226

Geographies of Work and Life

1

10

GYC309

Feminist Geographies of Home

1

10

GYC107

Regional Worlds

2

20

GYC214

Geographies of Children and Youth

2

10

GYC325

Geographies of Transnational Mobility and Diaspora

2

20

German

 

 

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

 

 

International Relations/Politics

 

 

EUC604

State Violence and Terrorism

1

20

EUC628

The Asia Pacific in Global Politics

1

20

EUC660

Contemporary Political Philosophy

1

20

EUC680

The Populist Challenge to Western Democracies

1

20

EUC682

International Politics of the Middle East

1

20

EUC665

Postwar Britain: The Start of the Decline

2

20

EUC666

Gender and Politics

2

20

EUC677

Britain and the European Union

2

20

EUC685

Power, Politics & Participation in the Digital Age

2

20

EUC687

The Politics of Militarism

2

20

Mandarin Chinese

 

 

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

 

 

Social Sciences

 

 

SSC024

Gender, Sex and Society

1

20

SSC130

The Social Psychology of Everyday Life

1

20

SSC238

Youth Justice

1

20

SSC316

Media, Memory and History

1

20

SSC237

Sex Work and Sex Industries

2

20

Spanish

 

 

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

 

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

 

5.1 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.

5.2 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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