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MO4940   Britain in the Era of the Great War

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 will cover the reasons for going to war, the experience of the common soldier, the lions vs donkeys debate, the war economy, the home front experience and the efforts at reconstruction. Each topic will be covered over a fortnight, with seminar discussions and analysis of primary source material.

Relationship to other modules

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MO3404

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: 234

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 : 0%
Coursework: 40%

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