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Difference between an English and a History Degree? watch

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    I like both subjects and I am struggling to choose between them.
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    In the former, you study English; in the latter, you study History.
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    Do you like old stuff (Chaucer, Shakespeare etc) or really old stuff (pyramids, Stonehenge)?
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    Do you like old stuff (Chaucer, Shakespeare etc) or really old stuff (pyramids, Stonehenge)?
    I like the Middle ages, but I haven't studied Literature that far back before.
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    With English I find that you can write anything as long as you back it up with evidence but with history you can't really make up dates/events and whatnot.
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    (Original post by Amzzyy)
    I like the Middle ages, but I haven't studied Literature that far back before.
    History it is then :holmes:
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    (Original post by Amzzyy)
    I like both subjects and I am struggling to choose between them.
    English Literature equals studying authors, playwrights- non fiction and fiction. You might take a module analysing the historical context of the period or studying books from a particular period but its not the main focus of the degree. History= focusing on certain periods in history & the facts & interpretations. Some source analysis but each source is unlikely to be as long as in English.
 
 
 
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