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MO3019   The Life of the Mind: Key Texts in European Thought (1512 - 1697)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: See http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/infoug/ugtimetable

This module explores the history of European thought between the late Renaissance and the beginning of the Enlightenment. The class will study (in translation) some of the most important texts from this period, including the work of Machiavelli, Montaigne, Grotius, Bacon, Hobbes and Bayle.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 60 credits from {MO1007, MO1008, MO2008, HI2001, MH2002}

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MO3049

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar, plus 1 office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 13%
Coursework: 27%

Re-assessment: 4,000 - to 5,000-word essay = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr D W Allan
Module teaching staff: Dr D Allan