Access to Arts and Social Sciences: Social and Economic History ADED11419E

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The course provides an introduction to Social and Economic History, and aims to develop the skills necessary for the study of Level 1 courses in these disciplines. The course also provides an introduction to some of the more generic skills appropriate to Level 1 study across the social sciences.


2 hours per week for 20 weeks

Semester 1&2: Wednesdays, 18.30-20.30

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Two essays (each up to 1500 words) (25% each)

Final 60-minute examination (50%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To develop skills and understanding necessary for Level 1 undergraduate study in Economic and Social History, and appropriate to study in other social science disciplines.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Demonstrate that they have gained knowledge of the key areas of social and economic change in Britain in the period 1800-1951.

■ Present analyses of historical change which demonstrates a clear and comprehensive understanding of causality.

■ Demonstrate an ability to integrate theory and evidence in the construction of a cohesive argument.

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.