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SP301D: DISCOVERING NEW WORLDS: THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND MEDICIN (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course studies Latin America as a vibrant area of scientific and medical knowledge production within global history. The course focuses on the creation of scientific and medical knowledge, including through interaction between European and indigenous traditions, as a process contributing to the social and cultural history of a region long imagined by explorers, bureaucrats and settlers as a marvelous place of scientific discovery lush with natural resources of benefit to humanity.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Patience Schell

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

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Spanish And Latin American Studies (SP)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course studies Latin America as a vibrant area of scientific and medical knowledge production within global history. The course focuses on the creation of scientific and medical knowledge, including through interaction between European and indigenous traditions, as a process contributing to the social and cultural history of a region long imagined by explorers, bureaucrats and settlers as a marvelous place of scientific discovery lush with natural resources of benefit to humanity. This course uses a variety of teaching materials, including primary and secondary sources, as well as visual and audio materials.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 7 - 17

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 1000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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