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On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding the course, conduct and consequences of the First World War.
2. Assess the historiography of the cultural history of First World War.
3. Present aspects of the historical debate on the war orally and engage in discussion.
4. Write scholarly essays appropriate for a Level Three student of History.
The course is structured to the first six weeks students learn what happened in the First World War happened year by year. The lectures provide a narrative of what happened, and there is also a focus on a theme in the readings each each week. Week 1: 1914 – origins and outbreak. Week 2: 1915 – atrocities. Week 3: 1916 – industrial slaughter and soldier experience. Week 4: 1917 – mutiny and revolution. Week 5: 1918 – winners and losers. Week 6: 1919 – peacemaking and demobilisation. The second half of the course focuses on themes, as students will now have enough knowledge to analyse them critically. Week 7: war literature. Week 8: propaganda, culture, and mobilisation. Week 9: shell shock and trauma. Week 10: mourning, memory, and memorials. Week 11: Empire.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: 4,000 word research essay||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Class participation and presentation, document analysis and annotated bibliography||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Feedback on the mid-term document analysis is given in writing on the returned assignment. Written and oral feedback will be provided on an ongoing basis on preparatory plans and primary and secondary source bibliographies for end-of-semester Research Papers. Feedback on the end-of-semester Research Papers will be given by appointment in one-to- one meetings
|Seminar||Offering 1||Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31||Thurs 09:00 - 10:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31||Wed 12:00 - 12:50|