The Place Of New England In American History And Culture HIST4034

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Course Aims

The aims common to all the Department's Honours Special Subjects are as follows:

?to prepare students for independent and original analysis of a complex range of evidence, including source materials, thereby developing intellectual skills which will be of benefit in a wide range of careers.
?to show students how a professional historian works.
?to familiarise students, through source-criticism, with a wide range of problems of interpretation arising from different usages of language, underlying meanings and intentions, differing standards of objectivity, and the variety of purpose and intent associated with historical evidence (written, visual or other).
?to ensure, through student-led discussion, that the relative validity of alternative historical interpretations is fully recognised.
?to encourage students to develop the confidence, imagination, skills and self-discipline required to master a similarly demanding brief in the future, whether in historical research or in any sphere or employment where these qualities are valuable.


The class will meet twice a week across both semesters


Essay x 2 (10% each) seminar work, including oral presentation and contribution x 2 (3%) and two exam papers (one in morning and one in afternoon) in April/May diet