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HI2523: INTRODUCTION TO SCOTTISH HISTORY (2016-2017)

Last modified: 05 Sep 2017 15:36


Course Overview

This course looks at the main debates in the history of Scotland from c.1000-2000AD. It focuses on a number of themes and moments in Scotland's history, such as 'feudal' and 'Gaelic' influences in the making of the Kingdom from c.1100-1300; the Wars of Independence in the fourteenth century, the Protestant Reformation of the 1560s, the Union of the Crowns and Parliaments in 1603 and 1707; the Highland Clearances; and the effects of global war, empire and democracy in the twentieth century. It shows how historians use sources to advance different interpretations and create new understandings.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alastair Macdonald

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course looks at the main debates and controversies in the history of Scotland from c.1000-2000AD. It focuses on a number of themes and moments in Scotland's history, such as the interaction of 'feudal' and 'Gaelic' influences in the making of the Scottish kingdom from c.1100-1300; the Wars of Independence in the fourteenth century, the Protestant Reformation of the 1560s, the Union of the Crowns and Parliaments in 1603 and 1707; the Highland Clearances of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; and the effects of global war, empire and democracy in the twentieth century. It shows how historians debate and use sources to advance different interpretations with a view to creating a new understanding.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

30 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt
  • 1000-word source review (10%)
  • 3000-word essay (30%)
  • 2-hour exam (50%)
  • Seminar assessment (10%)
Resit
  • 2-hour exam (100%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Formal written feedback is normally provided within three weeks and will focus on specifics of structure, level of critical thinking and other academic attributes.

Seminars will include oral feedback during the intervening weeks between written feedback.

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