Scotland under the early Stewart kings 1371-1603 ADED11426E
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: Short Courses
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Summer
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
The failure of the Bruce line saw the emergence of the Stewarts as Scotland's royal dynasty. As monarchs, they embraced the Renaissance; entered into regal union with France; endured the Reformation; and entered into regal union with England. Was James I truly a tyrant? Was Mary really the 'Harlot of Rome'? Was James VI the 'wisest fool in Christendom'?
2 hours per week for 10 weeks
Requirements of Entry
Essay (100%) - 2,000 words.
This course aims to:
■ Provide a broad and stimulating approach to the events instrumental in shaping the politics, society, culture and economy in late medieval Scotland
■ Consider the contribution of the Stewart kings to Renaissance art, science and literature
■ Discuss the development of economic expansion into the Baltic under the Stewart kings
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Compare and contrast the policies and actions of the different Stewart kings
■ Critically evaluate the progress of events within the period covered by the course
■ Actively consider a range of contemporary sources in order to determine the relative value of varying forms of historical evidence
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.