The Making Of Urban Scotland, 1780-1850 HIST4158

  • Academic Session: 2016-17
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

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

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

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.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.