The Making Of Urban Scotland, 1780-1850 HIST4158

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Course Aims

The aims common to all the Department's Honours modules are as follows:
1. to develop the intellectual interests and analytical skills acquired by students during their first two years;
2. To offer the opportunity to study previously unfamiliar methodological approaches, chronological periods and geographical areas by offering a wide choice of options;
3. To offer the opportunity to develop skills in historical computing, as well as basic IT awareness;
4. To introduce complex historical debates and interpretations, to develop skill in interpreting primary sources where appropriate, and to inform the discussion with new ideas derived from lecturers' current research;
5. To encourage the development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiative, personal choice, group discussion and, where appropriate, a problem-solving teamwork.

Timetable

lectures and seminars twice weekly

Excluded Courses

N/A

Assessment

Oral contribution to seminars = 4%, Seminar report = 6%, Essay = 20%, Examination (third term) = 70%. Month for completion of assessment - June

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims common to all the Department's Honours modules are as follows:
1. to develop the intellectual interests and analytical skills acquired by students during their first two years;
2. To offer the opportunity to study previously unfamiliar methodological approaches, chronological periods and geographical areas by offering a wide choice of options;
3. To offer the opportunity to develop skills in historical computing, as well as basic IT awareness;
4. To introduce complex historical debates and interpretations, to develop skill in interpreting primary sources where appropriate, and to inform the discussion with new ideas derived from lecturers' current research;
5. To encourage the development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiative, personal choice, group discussion and, where appropriate, a problem-solving teamwork.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

In addition to the standard outcomes of Honours History modules, students should have achieved the following outcomes/objectives for this particular module:
1. to demonstrate an historical understanding of the key features of urbanisation, using the examples of Scottish communities between 1750 and 1850;
2. to have located aspects of political, social, economic and cultural history within the specific urban context, and at a particular period in order to more fully appreciate the modern evolution of towns and cities in Scotland;
3. to demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the range of opinion and ideas about the Scottish urban experience between 1750 and 1850, using certain key texts of the period to illuminate contemporary attitudes.