Course Description

Course Name

Practising History

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


An introduction to historical research, methodology, and local archives.

Practising History is designed to develop applied research skills, foster knowledge of local archives, and help develop a critical understanding of the historical research method. Students learn to master the stages of the research process from finding a topic, constructing research questions, planning and designing a methodology, to presenting evidence, and writing up findings. The course evaluates key debates in historical research related to issues such as ethics, visual history, as well as the impact of the digital age on research methodologies.

Learning Outcomes
Students will:
-Gain a demonstrated ability to research and report on an in-depth historical investigation
-Develop familiarity with historical research methodology, including knowledge of archives, photographs and digital sources

Course materials will be made available electronically.

*Course content subject to change