This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
Methodology and Criticism
||Not available in 2021/22
Excluded Combination of Modules
- This module is not available to ESRC funded students.
- To enable students to gain an in-depth and guided knowledge of approaches to methodological criticism, pertinent to skills training. As a 15 credit module, Methodology and Criticism enables compatibility with the MA in Research Methods (Social and Economic History), and allows an historical as well as methodological focus.
- This module allows students to explore in more detail methodological approaches to the discipline of history and its related subjects. The module incorporates independent learning in a supportive and guided environment. The student selects, with guidance from the module leader, a source which exemplifies a particular methodological approach and engages with this critically. Meetings between student and module leader are individual and allow for oral discussion and development of the studentâ€™s critical framework.
- Advanced understanding of methodological approaches to the chosen subject.
- Critical assessment of methodological argument.
- Subject specific skills for this module can be viewed at: http://www.dur.ac.uk/history.internal/local/PGModuleProformaMap/
- Key skills for this module can be viewed at: http://www.dur.ac.uk/history.internal/local/PGModuleProformaMap/
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- Student learning is facilitated by a range of teaching methods. Structured reading and looking require students to focus on material that is integral to the themes and approaches of the module. These specifically enable the acquisition of detailed knowledge and skills, which will be discussed in other areas of teaching and learning experience. Assessment is by means of a 2500 word essay, which requires the acquisition and application of advanced knowledge and understanding of an aspect of the module. Essays require a sustained and coherent argument in defence of a hypothesis, and must be presented in a clearly written and structured form, with supporting visual materials as part of their apparatus.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
||Term 1 and Term 2
|Structure reading and essay preparation
||Component Weighting: 100%
||Length / duration
One or more short assignments discussed.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University