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MO3422   The United States in Depression and War (1929 - 1945)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: See

This module examines the United States during the turbulent and difficult 1929-1945 period, with a particular emphasis on society, culture and politics. Topics to be examined include the Wall Street Crash and its immediate impact; the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt; impact of Depression and War on women and minorities and on the regions of the United States; the New Deal and its consequences; the art and culture; isolationism and the road to war; the Home Front and life for the forces during World War II; and the impact of this era on society as a whole.

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: 3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 13%
Coursework: 27%

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


Module teaching staff: Dr G A M Mitchell