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MO3163   Scotland and the Wider World

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: See

The history of Scotland at St Andrews is taught with an eye to the European context that has shaped the indigenous culture and institutions of the country. The period from 1600 to 1750 witnessed large-scale migration from Scotland to a variety of destinations including Scandinavia, Poland-Lithuania and the Dutch Republic. The motivation for these movements can only be understood if viewed through both Scottish and Continental lenses. As such, this module profiles the European states with which Scotland developed enhanced relations be they political, commercial, official or unofficial. It concludes with consideration of the changing axis of Scottish migration to Asia and the Transatlantic world.

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: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60%

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

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


Module coordinator: Professor S W Murdoch
Module teaching staff: Prof S Murdoch