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MO3040   From Cradle To Grave: Living and Dying in Early Modern England (c. 1500 - 1800)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: See

This module explores life and death in England during a period of profound social, political, economic, religious and legal change. Topics which may be covered include family and community, social relations and local government, poverty and its relief, courtship and marriage, young and old, male and female, population and its determinants, the body and health, and death. Using printed or online primary source material and secondary reading will enable students critically to summarise and evaluate scholarly arguments, assess the nature and value of historical debate, and gain insights into the long-lost material environment and mental world of this fascinating period.

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 MO3015

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: Prof R A Houston