THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2008/2009
Colonial Science and its Legacies (P02266)
The course will cover the development and exchange of scientific knowledge between the 'West' and the rest of the world from the Enlightenment until the third quarter of the twentieth century. Case studies that focus on the British Empire and her African possessions will predominate, but examples from India, Australia and other European imperial spaces will be considered. The latter half of the course will look closely at the growth of policies of 'scientific development' in the twentieth century.
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 3 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students should have gained a thorough understanding of the themes and issues surrounding scientific and technical transfer in imperial spaces; and how these events have contributed to the ideology and practice of international development and globalisation discourse. Furthermore they will have an advanced knowledge of the historiographical and sociological literature on these themes.
30% of assessment short reposnses to seminar topics
70% essay of 2-3000 words
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Sue Grant
Dr Lawrence Dritsas
School Website : http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/