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MO3025   Empire and Nation: The Development of Colonial British America 1607 - 1770

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: See

This course will explore the cultural and social aspects of European settlement in British North America, with a view to introducing students to the factors that shaped and challenged the formation of these new societies. Special emphasis will be placed on the wide-range of expectations and experiences that early settlers had of their New World, and the effect of these forces on the ensuing colonies. The course will also address the question of an emerging American culture and identity and its relationship to metropolitan-colonial interaction.

Relationship to other modules

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

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%


Module teaching staff: Dr E Hart