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Hidden Histories: Uncovering identities in Tudor and Stuart England

Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.


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COURSE DESCRIPTION

In twenty-first century Britain, our identities are frequently characterised by ideas about gender, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality. However, the study of these categories in the early modern period has often remained marginal or hidden. This course explores the construction of identities like sexual identity and national identity, including the extent to which ideas about identity were based on what people looked like, their clothing and appearance. Ideas and developments will be positioned in broader frameworks of historical change in the period 1500 to 1700.

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Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in history and the enthusiasm to take that interest further. It operates as part of the Exploring the Past pathway, and will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that will help you to study other courses in the pathway.

Learning and Teaching

This course consists of three day schools, each of which in turn comprises three thematic units. Each day school will include lectures, class discussions and debates, pair-work and group-work, source analysis activities and exercises to develop your academic skills. There will also be opportunities for learning outside of the classroom, facilitated by the university’s Virtual learning Environment, Blackboard.

Coursework and Assessment

Students will be expected to complete two pieces of assessed work: a 500-word source analysis and a 1000-word essay. Advice and support will be provided for both assignments and you will receive detailed feedback relating to strengths and areas for improvement on both pieces of work.

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Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on (029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.