History at University Charlie Rozier (Durham University Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)c.c.rozier@durham.a...
Why History?1: Personal Interest?2: Career Prospects?
Skills Learned through History (Cardiff University)-   How to read critically and think    independently-   How to gather,...
What is it like?            Learning Activities include:• Going to lectures• ‘Private Study’ (Reading and note-taking on  ...
What is it like? Sample Timetable
Research-led TeachingMost universities teach through ‘Research-Led Teaching.This means:Students constructing their own kno...
Sample Curriculum at Durham             Universityhttp://www.dur.ac.uk/history/undergraduate/         (Click link to play ...
Learning Environments
Some first-year History courses from             Durham University• New Heaven, New Earth: Latin Christendom and the World...
What do History Students do afterwards?                                   Ally                            Taught English i...
What do History Students do afterwards?                                   Erin                           Works for a Marke...
What do History Students do afterwards?                                 Ned                            Studied fine art in...
What do History Students do afterwards?                                Franco                            Works for his loc...
What do History Students do afterwards?                                 Laura                           Also taught Englis...
What do History Students do afterwards?                                 Chloé                           Returned to France...
What do History Students do afterwards? Statistics              Source: www.prospects.ac.uk
What do History Students do afterwards? Statistics               Source: www.prospects.ac.uk
How do I get on to a History course?1: Shop around! Not all universities offer the  same types of courses and modules. Cho...
History at University Charlie Rozier (Durham University Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)c.c.rozier@durham.a...
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The presentation which accompanied Charlie Rozier's talk on studying humanities at university (Tuesday 19/06)

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  1. 1. History at University Charlie Rozier (Durham University Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)c.c.rozier@durham.ac.ukwww.dur.ac.uk/history/postgraduate/current/charlierozier/Blog: rozierhistorian.wordpress.com
  2. 2. Why History?1: Personal Interest?2: Career Prospects?
  3. 3. Skills Learned through History (Cardiff University)- How to read critically and think independently- How to gather, organise, and interpret evidence- How to analyse and assess a wide variety of viewpoints and complex situations- How to construct a logical and well- supported argument- How to communicate effectively in written work and oral presentations- How to organise and manage your time and assignments- How to work independently and as part of a group
  4. 4. What is it like? Learning Activities include:• Going to lectures• ‘Private Study’ (Reading and note-taking on your own in the library, or at home in your room)• Going to Tutorials or Seminars (classes with a teacher present)
  5. 5. What is it like? Sample Timetable
  6. 6. Research-led TeachingMost universities teach through ‘Research-Led Teaching.This means:Students constructing their own knowledge, by being shown howto research for themselves and being given the means by whichto do so, including:• Introductory lectures outlining previous historical argumentsand problems surrounding the topic• Reading-lists and guides to resources/sources which help toaddress these leading issues• Tutorials or Seminars, in which students talk about what theyhave read, and collectively discover new interpretations andanswers (led by a Tutor).
  7. 7. Sample Curriculum at Durham Universityhttp://www.dur.ac.uk/history/undergraduate/ (Click link to play the video)
  8. 8. Learning Environments
  9. 9. Some first-year History courses from Durham University• New Heaven, New Earth: Latin Christendom and the World, 1000-1300 A.D.• The Birth of Western Society, 300-1050 A.D.• Reformation Europe• Politics, Information and Culture in Stuart Britain, 1603-1714• Monarchy and Religion in the British world since 1660• Tensions of Empire: British Imperialism, 1763-1963• Britain as an Economic Superpower, 1750-1914• Enslavement, Exclusion, Assimilation: the Great Racial Dilemma in Nineteenth- Century America• Introduction to Chinese History• Soviet Revolution• The Making of Modern Africa
  10. 10. What do History Students do afterwards? Ally Taught English in Japan (2006-11) before travelling home overland via Central Asia and Russia. Now teaches Japanese in London
  11. 11. What do History Students do afterwards? Erin Works for a Marketing company in London
  12. 12. What do History Students do afterwards? Ned Studied fine art in Cornwall, now runs his own gardening business
  13. 13. What do History Students do afterwards? Franco Works for his local Conservative MP, aiming for a career in politics
  14. 14. What do History Students do afterwards? Laura Also taught English in Japan. Worked for an English-language newspaper in Tokyo, before returning to London to work for an on-line fashion magazine
  15. 15. What do History Students do afterwards? Chloé Returned to France to study journalism, now working for a computer gaming magazine with occasional TV appearances!
  16. 16. What do History Students do afterwards? Statistics Source: www.prospects.ac.uk
  17. 17. What do History Students do afterwards? Statistics Source: www.prospects.ac.uk
  18. 18. How do I get on to a History course?1: Shop around! Not all universities offer the same types of courses and modules. Choose one that you are most interested in.2: Visit, visit, visit! You only really know what a place will be like once you go (don’t trust the idyllic prospectuses!)3: Stand out: make the University want you by showing why you are different, and why you want it more than any other applicants
  19. 19. History at University Charlie Rozier (Durham University Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)c.c.rozier@durham.ac.ukwww.dur.ac.uk/history/postgraduate/current/charlierozier/Blog: http://rozierhistorian.wordpress.com

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