The course introduces students to the history of Tudor and Stuart England. A main element is politics and personage, yet just as important will be ordinary peoples' daily lives and relationships; their beliefs, values, and customs; fundamental concepts and methods used in the study of the same. Where possible, comparative consideration will be given to the British Isles and England's place therein.
While no prior knowledge is expected, the course should be of particular interest to those who have studied early modern European and American history (e.g. HIST1205/6) or are undertaking courses which consider 16th-18th-century literature, art, or philosophy.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse primary sources and debate change and continuity over time;
- Articulate their understanding of the past and relate it to both the wider historiography and present-day concerns;
- Demonstrate their knowledge of the origins of the modern world; and,
- Conduct research in early modern political and/or socio-cultural history.
Tutorial Participation: accounts for 10% of the final grade. [LO 1, 2]
Topical Essay: 2,000 words and worth 35% of the final grade. Students will be free to select their topic from among the first 6 tutorials for the course. Essays will typically be due 1-2 weeks after their discussion at tutorials. [LO 3]
Research Proposal: 500 words and worth 10% of the final grade. Due in the week before the mid-semester teaching break [LO 4]
Research Essay: an essay on an approved topic,
3,000 words and worth 45% of the final grade. As this task takes the place of a final exam it will
be due in the first week of the scheduled examination period. [LO 4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorial and tutorial-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
A Reading Brick will be compiled.
Sharpe, J.A., Early Modern England. A Social History 1550-1760, 2nd edition, 1997 (or later).
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