Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : Humanities
Function : General
Trainer name : Dr Jennifer Dunn
Starts on : 1st Oct 2014
Duration : 10 Weeks
Difficulty : Advanced
About the course
In 18th c Britain democracy was feared, protest was suppressed, religious intolerance prevailed. Over the next two hundred years, a modern, democratic, multicultural Britain emerged. This course will examine the key social, economic and political influences which have shaped Britain in the 21stc both as a nation state and as an international power. literature.
This course will introduce students both to an understanding of the main factors which helped to create modern Britain and to the process of how to study history. There will be regular exercises designed to develop a range of historical skills which will included evaluation of historical sources, the understanding of historical concepts, exploring debates and appreciating the significance of historical theories.
This course aims to:
This course will enable participants to:
Assessment for this course is based on two written assignments - one short assignment due half way through the course and one longer assignment due at the end of the course. Students will have about two weeks to complete each assignment.
By the end of this course students will be expected to understand:
By the end of this course students will be expected to have gained the following skills:
This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
To participate in this course you will need to have regular access to the Internet and you will need to buy the following books:
The Age of Revolution
The Industrial Revolution
Government and the People
Women: campaigning for women’s rights
The changing role of the state: from laissez-faire to welfare state
Changing images of Britain
Britain and the wider world
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