H211 Cities in History
- Module Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 2 or Year 3
- Taught in:
- Term 2
- This Module is capped at 45 places
- Students enrol via the on-line Module Sign-up system. Students are advised of the timing of this process via email by the Dept. administrator
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
At the end of the course, students will:
LO1. Distinguish what makes a research question historical, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to a problem and of the possibilities and limits of various kinds of sources.
LO2. Produce and refine such a question through the identification of, engagement with, and critique of existing historiography, using the conceptual tools of the module to reframe prior learning.
LO3. Integrate material from a variety of sources, both primary and secondary, in order to explore a research question and hypothesis.
LO4. Present the findings of the research in a way that demonstrates a capacity to think conceptually, while developing competency as a historian.
Scope and syllabus
2. The city as market
3. Cities and power
4. The Islamic city
5. Port cities
6. Colonial cities
7. Modern cities
8. Planning cities
9. Writing cities
10. The global city
Method of assessment
Written exam worth 50%, Research proposal for AS2, incorporating a literature discussion and preliminary bibliography of 500 words worth 10%, Short research paper of 2,500 words worth 40%