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MO2008   Scotland, Britain and Empire (c. 1500 - 2000)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 11.00 am Mon, Tue and Thu

This module provides an introduction to how and why the British nation state evolved from the separate kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland and how and why it has survived over the last three centuries. Such a project involves an analysis of the shifting relations between the component parts of the British Isles, and their overseas imperial activities, between 1500 - 2000. The core of the module is political history, broadly defined, and to facilitate more in-depth analysis of the range of factors impacting on political developments, the period is divided into four thematically coherent eras: the Reformations and the Making of Britain 1500 -1660; Britain and the Atlantic World 1660 - 1815; Industrial Britain and the Rise of Empire 1750 - 1918; the Decline and Fall of Empire: Britain in the Twentieth Century.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures and 1 tutorial.

Scheduled learning hours: 40

Guided independent study hours: 160

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr M R Petrie