The Scottish Enlightenment
SCQF level 10
Academic year(s): 2018-2019
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.
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.
Weekly contact: 1 x 3-hour meeting, plus 1 office hour.
Scheduled learning hours: 66
Guided independent study hours: 534
As used by St Andrews: 2 x 3-hour Written Examinations = 60%, Coursework = 40%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 7%
Re-assessment: New Coursework: 1 x source exercise (2,000 - 2,500 words) and 1 x 4,000- to 5,000-word essay = 100%