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MO4975   Print, Progress and Public opinion. Towards a New History of Print Culture in Early Modern Europe

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

Print is rightly seen as one of the defining technical achievements of western civilisation. This course explores the intellectual, political and social impact of print as it developed between 1450 and 1800. It demonstrates that the success of print depended on jettisoning many of the assumptions that powered the first age of invention, developing new markets and finding new readers. Examined by 100% course work and team taught throughout, the module offers participants the opportunity to pursue original research agendas in a fast developing field.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 3-hour seminar, plus 1 x 2-hour office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 66

Guided independent study hours: 534

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

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: members of the research team of the Universal Short Title Catalogue project