The Making Of The Union Of 1707 HIST4156
Academic Session: 2013-14
School: School of Humanities
Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
Available to Visiting Students: No
Why did the Scottish Parliament ratify a treaty of union with England in 1707? Historians have long debated this question. This course will ask students to assess the conflicting historiography of the making of the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707 and use primary source analysis to formulate their own views. These sources will include memoirs, letters, pamphlets and parliamentary petitions. We will consider the long term context of Anglo-Scottish relations but will focus on the shorter term domestic and international context from the Revolution of 1688-9.
Requirements of Entry
Successful completion of Junior HonoursHonours in history.
2 essays (one in each semester) 10% each
2 seminar papers (one in each semester) 6% each
Seminar contribution (one assessment in each semester) 4% each
Examination: 2 x 120 minute examinations, worth 60% overall
Main Assessment In: April/May