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History and Culture Syllabus

The Streams

There are three streams: ‘without a foreign language’; ‘with a foreign language’; and ‘and a foreign language’. History and Culture AND a foreign language is a four-year course, with one year being spent abroad.

The streams for Year 1, Year 2, and Final Year operate as follows:

Year 1 syllabus:

1. For History and Culture without a language, you will do:

  • Making of the Modern World, 1750 to the Present, in the History Department
  • One History First-Year Option Module, drawn from the list of History department modules
  • TWO modules chosen from contributing departments in Humanities and Social Studies, drawn from the list of modules agreed by each department

2. For History and Culture AND a language (four-year degree), you will do:

  • Making of the Modern World, 1750 to the Present, in the History Department
  • One History First-Year Option Module, drawn from the list of History department modules
  • A Foreign Language Module
  • A First-Year Option Module. (Although you may choose from across the list of courses available in the Faculty, please note that you are very strongly advised to choose this module from the list of modules offered within the Language department of your language of choice. For French, this is mandatory; for Spanish, this will normally be within the Latin American courses offered in History.)

3. For History and Culture WITH a language, you will do:

  • Making of the Modern World, 1750 to the Present, in the History Department
  • One History First-Year Option Module, drawn from the list of History department modules
  • A Foreign Language Module
  • A First-Year Option Module. (Although you may choose from across the list of courses available in the Faculty, please note that you are very strongly advised to choose this module from the list of modules offered within the Language department of your language of choice. For Spanish, this will normally be within the Latin American courses offered in History.)

 

Year 2 Syllabus:

1. For History and Culture without a language, you will do:

  • One early modern History option
  • One early or late modern History Option
  • One Faculty module
  • Either 'European World, 1500-1720' or a second Faculty Module

2. For History and Culture AND a language (four-year degree), you will do:

  • One early modern History option
  • One early or late modern History Option
  • One Language module
  • One language-related module

3. For History and Culture WITH a language, you will do:

  • One early modern History option
  • One early or late modern History Option
  • One Language module
  • Either 'European World, 1500-1720' or a Faculty Module

 

Final year syllabus (Year 4 for 'And a Language' students; Year 3 for others)

 

Variant A

1. For History and Culture without a language, you will do:

  • History final-year option module (either Special Subject or Advanced Option) and Dissertation
  • History final-year option module (Special Subject if already chosen a Advanced Option, Advanced Option if already chosen a Special Subject) OR Faculty module
  • Historiography OR Faculty module

2. For History and Culture AND a language (four-year degree), you will do:

  • History final-year option module (either Special Subject or Advanced Option) and Dissertation
  • Language Module
  • Language-related module

3. For History and Culture WITH a language, you will do:

  • History final-year option module (either Special Subject or Advanced Option) and Dissertation
  • Language module
  • History Advanced Option OR Historiography OR Faculty module

 

Variant B

1. For History and Culture without a language, you will do:

  • Historiography
  • History final-year option module (either Special Subject or Advanced Option)
  • 2 cross-faculty modules

2. For History and Culture AND a language (four-year degree), you will do:

  • Historiography
  • History final-year option module (either Special Subject or Advanced Option)
  • Language Module
  • Language-related module

3. For History and Culture WITH a language, you will do:

  • Historiography
  • History final-year option module (either Special Subject or Advanced Option)
  • Language module
  • Faculty module