Choose an option from our new group of modules on Future Societies and the Environment:
- In your second year of study, you will be able to choose from modules across English and Creative Writing, History, and Art History, on our theme of ‘Future Societies and the Environment’. Aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the modules focus on the challenges for future societies, including sustainable communities and the environment, and the ways in which the Humanities can engage and make a difference.
Optional modules are available this year, but may be subject to change in
Middle Kingdoms: Themes in Early Modern Asia (China, India, Japan, and/or Korea) (HIST505)
This module introduces themes in early modern Asian history (c.16th-19th centuries). At one level, it explores key questions shaping the histories of the Mughal Empire, the Qing Empire, Tokugawa Japan, and/or the Joseon Kingdom. Building on these questions, it then develops a comparative analysis of selected topics from a trans-regional perspective, an example of early globalisation emanating from Asia's middle kingdoms.
America Since 1900 (HIST509)
This module is an introduction to major themes in the political, social, economic, business and cultural history of the United States since 1900.
Heritage and Public History (HIST511)
The module content will examine the theory and practice of the presentation of the past to public audiences. In it, students will examine the creation, nature, use and understanding of heritage and public history, nationally and internationally. They will examine these issues in case studies of historical sites of different types, to gain a critical awareness and understanding of the theories and controversies surrounding heritage and public history. This is a work facing module, where students will consider the theory and practice of using sites of heritage and public history from the point of view of a range of stake holders.
Royal Navy in the Age of Sail, 1545-1815 (HIST513)
This module examines the royal navy and the development of British naval power between 1545 and 1815. Beginning with the sinking of the Mary Rose in 1545 this module explores changing role of the navy and sea power in defence to the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815. This module also investigates the logistics, technological changes and social history of the navy in this period.
Other Voices - Marginalisation in Early Modern Europe (HIST515)
This course explores the ways in which early modern society confronted difference, and constructed its norms and mores. We will consider the role of religion, race, class, and gender in early modern Europe through the study of those groups who found themselves on the outside.
The Longest War: Britain, Ireland & the Troubles 1949-2006 (HIST517)
This module looks at the complex relationship between Britain and Ireland in the later part of the twentieth century up to present day. It has a special focus on the conflict in Northern Ireland. Students will look the impact of the Troubles on both societies; and study in depth the peace process.
Tudor and Stuart Britain (HIST519)
This module examines the political, social and cultural history of Britain from 1485 to 1660, a vibrant and exciting period that witnessed significant developments: the growth of the state; major religious and political upheavals; increased education and literacy; the advent of print and popular politics; exploration and new ways of understanding the world.
Global Cold War: Politics, Culture and Society (HIST520)
This module is an introduction to major themes in the political, social and cultural history of the modern world with special focus on the 20th century and the Cold War.
Culture and Society. Britain c.1760 -1914 (HIST525)
The module content will examine key selected themes in the culture and society of Britain c.1760 1901. In it, students will examine primary sources such as pamphlets, books and visual material, to gain a critical awareness and understanding of aspects of British culture and society in this period which may include the duel, capital punishment, mourning cultures, gambling, popular science, culinary cultures, race.
Dunkirk to D-Day: The Second World War in Europe (HIST526)
The module examines the Second World War in Europe and the Atlantic Ocean from 1940 to late 1944