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MO4938   Progress and Reform: The United States (1880 - 1930)

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 period 1880 - 1930 in the United States - an era of dramatic changes and extensive social and political reform. It examines the period in an intensive, thematic manner; both primary and secondary material will be used to study such themes as Industrialisation, Immigration, the Southern States, Populism and Progressivism, Women and Gender, the Arts and Foreign Policy. The module will employ both textual and non-textual primary sources. Alongside more conventional types of historical document, photographs, film, artworks and music will also be used as a lens through which to view this period.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 3-hour seminar, 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 G A M Mitchell