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MO3263   British Culture in the Eighteenth Century

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: See http://www.standrews.

This module examines British culture in the eighteenth century. It introduces some of the leading cultural personalities of the age (Johnson and Boswell, Hogarth, Burke, Gibbon, Reynolds, Addison, Wollstonecraft, Paine) and gives students an opportunity to explore some of their most important works. Particular attention will be paid to the dynamic relationship between key trends in British cultural and intellectual life - including the fate of classicism, the rise of the novel, the growth of print media, the yearning for scientific knowledge, the spread of Enlightenment and the progress of radical political ideas - and broader processes in the period such as urbanisation, industrialisation, class tensions, empire, and changes in gender relations and perceptions of national identity.

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 D Allan