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HI4101 - Communication in History

Academic year

2020 to 2021 (Semester 1)

Key module information

SCOTCAT credits

15

The Scottish Credit Accumulation and Transfer (SCOTCAT) system allows credits gained in Scotland to be transferred between institutions. The number of credits associated with a module gives an indication of the amount of learning effort required by the learner. European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are half the value of SCOTCAT credits.

SCQF level

SCQF level 10

The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Availability restrictions

Available only to students in the Second year of the Honours Programme.

Planned timetable

To be arranged.

This information is given as indicative. Timetable may change at short notice depending on room availability.

Module coordinator

Dr M A McLean

This information is given as indicative. Staff involved in a module may change at short notice depending on availability and circumstances.

Module description

This module is a part of 'Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities' in which students gain substantial experience of a working environment. This component offers the opportunity to further develop an area of interest in communicating themes in History to contemporary contexts. It is available only to participants in the placement module. Students will normally take this module in Semester 1 but, with the permission of the Director of Teaching, it may be taken in Semester 2.

Relationship to other modules

Co-requisites

You must also take ID4002

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews

Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA

Written examinations = 0%
Practical examinations = 0%
Coursework = 100%

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) have compiled/developed an indicative list of learning and teaching methods:
  • Written: Is included in this category any assessment done under exam conditions (exams during diets, class tests) that do not involve the use of practical skills.
  • Practical: Are included in this category oral assessment and presentation as well as practical skills assessed in situ (in a classroom or laboratory for instance). Performances in the performing arts context are also classed as practical assessment.
Further details can be found on the QAA website.

Re-assessment

4,000-word essay (it can be on the same general subject as the original project, but not addressing the same question)

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact

Fortnightly tutorials.

Scheduled learning hours

6

The number of compulsory student:staff contact hours over the period of the module.

Guided independent study hours

144

The number of hours that students are expected to invest in independent study over the period of the module.