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MO3334   Nature and Society in Victorian Britain

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: See

For Romantic poets and natural scientists, Christian missionaries and package tourists, the natural world was a source of inspiration and fascination. This module examines the ways the Victorians encountered and interpreted the natural world. Key themes include: natural theology, Romanticism, imperial exploration and discovery, the growth of tourism and the emergence of science as an expert profession. Students will use contemporary documents to examine the ways in which different social and professional groups constructed and represented the natural world according to their own interests.

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, 1 hour online discussion, and 1 office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

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


Module teaching staff: Prof A K Fyfe