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MO4805   The Scottish Enlightenment

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the second year of the Honours Programme.

Planned timetable: See

This module explores the Scottish Enlightenment, an extraordinary phase of cultural and intellectual achievement associated with names like David Hume, Adam Smith, William Robertson, Allan Ramsay, Joseph Black and Sir Walter Scott. The class will work with eighteenth-century published works and other original sources in seeking to interpret the philosophical, historical, scientific and literary activities of the period.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 3-hour meeting, plus 1 office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 66

Guided independent study hours: 534

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2 x 3-hour Written Examinations = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 7%
Coursework: 33%

Re-assessment: New Coursework: 1 x source exercise (2,000 - 2,500 words) and 1 x 4,000- to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr D Allan