HM4001: The Human Experience

HM4001: The Human Experience

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title The Human Experience
Module Code HM4001
Module Tutor Martin Randall
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module aims to introduce students to university-level study of some of the themes we consider as a school are at the heart of humanities. The topics will be treated by means of an interdisciplinary approach by a combination of lectures and seminars.

Indicative Syllabus

The module will comprise three interdisciplinary topics addressing the broad themes of love, violence and death. Each will be examined turn using a consistent periodisation of Medieval to Renaissance, Early Modern, Modern, and Contemporary. The lecture materials will be linked closely with seminar groups drawn from all subjects in the School.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of a range of topics across history from the late medieval period onwards;
  2. read, discuss, and write about a range of texts and images;
  3. demonstrate an appreciation of the historical and cultural contexts of a variety of concepts/themes and the images and texts related to them;
  4. use terminology appropriate to the subject;
  5. locate, assess and use a variety of learning resources to support their learning.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Portfolio: 2000 Words or equivalent.
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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