Introduction

The History Department currently employs 4 full-time and 1 part-time members of staff.
 
The aims of the History Department are to enable students to:
 
  • develop knowledge and understanding of people in the past and how they lived  their lives       
  • explore concepts of causation, continuity and change
  • understand how the past shapes the present
  • learn historical skills of analysis, comparison and synthesis which are relevant to employment in the future
  • use historical sources critically in their historical context
  • develop an understanding of how the past has been represented and interpreted
  • draw conclusions and appreciate that these and other historical conclusions are liable to reassessment in the light of new or reinterpreted evidence
  • develop qualities of scepticism, empathy and imagination
  • develop an understanding of their environment and to recognise it as a record of the changes that have occurred
  • encourage an appreciation of history that will remain with them throughout their lives.
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