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MO3110   African Americans in Slavery and Freedom, 1620 - 1865

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: See

An exploration of the experiences of Africans in America from the beginnings of slavery until the American Civil War. The course focuses on the social, cultural and economic aspects of African slavery and freedom during the era in which America was transformed from a colony into a new nation. In particular we will address diversity of experience with discussions of slaves who worked on the land, in the cities, and on the seas. Attention will also be devoted to the Atlantic slave trade, how societies construct race, and the world of America's slave owners.

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: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

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

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

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


Module teaching staff: Dr E Hart