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MO3217   Travel Cultures in Europe in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

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

The time between roughly 1770 and 1850 was the classical age of travel and travel writing. What used to be an exclusive practice of nobles in the early modern period became less exclusive during the second half of the 18th century. Along with the emergence of the European bourgeoisie and the development of book markets, travelogues became a major - if not the main - source of information and knowledge within Europe around 1800. What is more, they constituted a main source for sciences such as geography, statistics as well as for images of national or regional characters. Thus, travelogues are an important source that allows analyzing how people perceived Europe (and the world), how travelers perceived space or described the crossing of borders.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you should 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 : 0%
Coursework: 40%

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