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MO3336   Mediterranean Colonialism: Colonisers and Colonised in France, Spain, Italy and North Africa 1890s - 1950s

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: See

This module looks comparatively at French, Italian and Spanish colonialism in North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya) during the high point of European imperialism between the late nineteenth and mid twentieth centuries. With an emphasis on comparing experiences of colonialism under different kinds of European rule, and different ideas and practices of empire in the colonial power, it addresses topics such as ideology, culture, violence, settler colonialism, and North African responses to European rule. It will ask to what extent we can identify common features of colonialism across the Western Mediterranean world, and consider lasting effects of colonial rule on both Africans and Europeans.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 60 credits from {MO1007, MO1008, MO2008, HI2001, MH2002}

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MO3381

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: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 20%
Coursework: 80%

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


Module coordinator: Dr K Ferris
Module teaching staff: Dr K Ferris, Dr S Tyre