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MO5161   Skills in Transnational History

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 40

ECTS credits : 20

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module will equip MLitt students with skills necessary for historical research in the twenty-first century. Tailored specifically for students studying transnational, global and spatial history, the course will lead to the acquisition and development of skills in the digital humanities, and/or skills required for using specific historical sources. Students select two mini-modules on GIS map-making and one on databases and network analysis. The course is distinctive in that it seeks to foster multi-disciplinary expertise among history students - with the aim of developing innovative approaches to the sub-disciplines of transnational, global and spatial history.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 7 x 2-hour seminars and 4 x 2-hour practical classes over the semester.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

Re-assessment: New coursework: 1,500 word explanatory essay and either 1) a QGIS Project File and attachments or 2) Database and data visualization file=100%


Module coordinator: Dr K M Lawson