Theory of History

2019-2020
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Doel vak

The goal of this course is to acquire (i) an understanding of the
conceptual underpinnings of history as an academic discipline and the
debates about it; and (ii) the ability to take a position in those
debates and present arguments for it.

Inhoud vak

This course provides an overview of the conceptual underpinnings of
history as an academic discipline. Its focus is on concepts such as
interpretation, explanation, causality, narrative, truth and
objectivity. Students are encouraged to take a position in the debate
about the two questions that are central in this course: Is history a
science? And: How is history different from other academic disciplines?

Onderwijsvorm

Lectures and seminars

Toetsvorm

Mid-term exam (25%) & Written exam (75%)

Vereiste voorkennis

None

Literatuur

Mark Day, The Philosophy of History. An Introduction (London and New
York: Continuum, 2008).

Doelgroep

Ba Geschiedenis; Ba History and International Studies; All interested

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_GCBAGES218
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 200
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. C.M. van den Akker
Examinator dr. C.M. van den Akker
Docenten dr. C.M. van den Akker

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