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SP3138   Mexico in the Nineteenth Century

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 12.30 pm Wed

Students will examine political and historical developments of Mexico in the Siglo de Caudillos (from the beginning of Independence in 1810 to the start of the Mexican Revolution in 1910). Particular attention will be given to the tensions which characterised the period - such as Church-State relations, military-civil relations, federalism versus centralism, conservatism versus liberalism, constitutionalism versus authoritarianism - and to key political leaders, 'caudillos', such as Hidalgo, Morelos, Iturbide, Santa Anna, Juarez, Maximilian and Diaz. Reading will include primary material such as letters, speeches and articles from the Mexican press as well as secondary historical studies of the period.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass SP2002 or pass SP2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 seminar and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 16

Guided independent study hours: 134

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

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

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator: Prof W M Fowler