(Original post by Rachel08)
Well, I'm on the single honours course which means in first year all my history modules are compulsory and I have to pick 40 credits of modules from other depts (this can be a bit of a pain depending on your interests but you can pick stuff from languages, all the cultures depts eg hispanic studies, philosophy, theology, economics, politics (v popular), english, classics so there's quite a good range unlesss you're picky like me XD)
This leaves me with these history modules:
1)Learning history-this is a weekly seminar, and more of a skills module. If I'm honest it's probably the module I least enjoy, but that's possibly because of the group I'm in.
The folowing three all have a weekly lecture, then a fortnightly seminar:
2)Introduction to the Medieval world:500-1500-basically an overview of the medieval period, largely focusing on Europe.
3)Reformation to Revolution:1500-1789-overview of the early modern period, focusing on Europe. This is my favourite module, currently writing an essay on the reformation and actually quite enjoying it
4)Roads to Modernity: 1789-1945-this is the one that most people say is their favourite and is a good one for those who enjoy political history and the wars.
(if you're joint honours, you have to do learning history, then you get to pick two of the others)
Basically they're trying to get everyone on an even(ish) footing given the vast differences between what everyone studied at A level. For example in our first learning history seminar we had to say what A level modules we'd done and no one had done any of the ones I'd done and vice versa.
This is so you can choose your second year modules properly. I'm so excited for second year. There's quite a range with medieval, early modern and modern and also more geographical range than I've seen at some other universities eg there's a couple of modules on Japanese history.
I've not really had a proper look at the layout of third year yet, but I know you get to do a special subject, where you go really in-depth on a topic.