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MO3352   Migrant South Asia (c. 17th-20th centuries)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: See

This module will focus on the social and cultural history of migration from South Asia from the 17th to the 20th centuries. It will examine the different motivations for migration such as trade, labour recruitment, education and assess how colonial rule and structures of the British Empire affected these migrant trajectories. It will also look at how the memories of South Asia and nostalgia shaped diasporic lives. A trans-national approach to these questions will enable the students to compare the collective experiences of different migrant groups from the plantations of Trinidad and Fiji to the commercial centres of London and New York.

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: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 10%
Coursework: 90%

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


Module coordinator: Dr A Yechury
Module teaching staff: Dr Rosalind Parr