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World Histories Introduced

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
Christer Petley
Academic year

Module overview

In this history department, we have historians working on periods from the ancient world to the contemporary moment, covering the whole world (and beyond!) and working on themes like gender, politics, environment, and technology. This module covers a range of overarching narratives, ideologies, and transformations by taking an expansive view of historical change over long periods of time. The module is split between four periods: Ancient; Medieval; Early Modern; and Modern history. Within lectures, you will be introduced to key themes such as faith, power, empire (and after), conflict, tolerance, prejudice, and migration, which will provide you with the opportunity to explore dynamics of change in world histories from antiquity to the modern period. In addition, you will develop the skills needed to be a successful historian, such as critical reading, effective writing, note-taking, and referencing.