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HI355W: WAR AND PEACE: ANGLO-SCOTTISH RELATIONS, 1286-1603 (2022-2023)

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Course Overview

The course investigates Anglo-Scottish relations from the death of Alexander III (1286) to the union of the crowns (1603). Political, diplomatic and military relations are examined as well as a wide range of social and cultural issues. An introductory section covers important events in chronological order before weekly themes are examined in detail. The lecturer provides a general framework of essential knowledge while students give seminar presentations on particular illustrative examples of the weekly themes. The mentalities and attitudes underpinning Anglo-Scottish relations are carefully explored and key themes include warfare, diplomacy, identity, religion and culture.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alastair J. Macdonald

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

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • HI305W War and Peace: Anglo-Scottish Relations, 1286-1603 (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

After the death of the Scottish King Alexander III in a famous equestrian mishap in 1286 the relations of Scotland and England were radically transformed and featured a prominent new edge in English attempts to assert dominance and Scottish resistance to this. Warfare became a highly significant factor in relations between the realms and the oscillating patterns of war and peace over the centuries are carefully examined to seek an understanding of the forces driving Anglo-Scottish political interaction. The impact of regular war on the borderlands of the two kingdoms will be examined carefully as will a range of less violent international encounters, in the spheres of religion, culture and economy. Themes like cross-border pilgrimage and saintly cults, the experience of migrants from Scotland to England and the dynamics of Anglo-Scottish trade are given close attention.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 26 - 35, 39

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Online Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback will be in the form of email notification of marks with comments; general remarks on class and on MyAberdeen.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateBe able to identify and analyse the mentalities and attitudes underpinning Anglo-Scottish relations, carefully explore key themes including warfare, diplomacy, identity, religion and culture.
ConceptualEvaluateBe able to analyse and critically engage with Political, diplomatic and military relations as well as a wide range of social and cultural issues.
FactualAnalyseUnderstand Anglo-Scottish relations from the death of Alexander III (1286) to the union of the crowns (1603).

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback will be in the form of email notification of marks with comments; general remarks in class and on MyAberdeen.

Word Count 1000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateBe able to identify and analyse the mentalities and attitudes underpinning Anglo-Scottish relations, carefully explore key themes including warfare, diplomacy, identity, religion and culture.
ConceptualEvaluateBe able to analyse and critically engage with Political, diplomatic and military relations as well as a wide range of social and cultural issues.
FactualAnalyseUnderstand Anglo-Scottish relations from the death of Alexander III (1286) to the union of the crowns (1603).

Seminar Contribution

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback will be in the form of email notification of marks with comments; general remarks on class and on MyAberdeen.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateBe able to identify and analyse the mentalities and attitudes underpinning Anglo-Scottish relations, carefully explore key themes including warfare, diplomacy, identity, religion and culture.
ConceptualEvaluateBe able to analyse and critically engage with Political, diplomatic and military relations as well as a wide range of social and cultural issues.
FactualAnalyseUnderstand Anglo-Scottish relations from the death of Alexander III (1286) to the union of the crowns (1603).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Online Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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8 days allowed for Online Exam.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualAnalyseUnderstand Anglo-Scottish relations from the death of Alexander III (1286) to the union of the crowns (1603).
ConceptualEvaluateBe able to analyse and critically engage with Political, diplomatic and military relations as well as a wide range of social and cultural issues.
ConceptualEvaluateBe able to identify and analyse the mentalities and attitudes underpinning Anglo-Scottish relations, carefully explore key themes including warfare, diplomacy, identity, religion and culture.

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