THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Empire and Nation: the Scottish Experience, 1650-1850 (P01731)
This course relates to the organiser's current work on Scotland and Empire. Already one of two volumes has been published (Scotland's Empire, 1600-1815, 2003) and a second, Imperial Scots: Nation and Empire since 1815, is in progress.
? This course is not available to visiting students.
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 1 hour(s) 50 minutes per week for 11 weeks
All of the following classes
? Additional Class Information : First Class Friday 25th September, 1000, Room B3, 17 Buccleuch Place.
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will enhance their skills in the reading and analysis of secondary literature and appropriate primary sources. They will also:
- Gain a further understanding of historical processes by examining the relationship between homeland (metropole) and global empire and vice versa.
- Explore the historiographical debate both on empire in the appropriate period and also the Scottish imperial experience.
- Develop insight into the 'new Atlantic History'.
- Examine, where appropriate, the comparative experience of the other nations of the British Isles in the imperial project.
- Develop their analytical skills through researching and writing a 4,000-word essay on a topic to be agreed with the course organiser.
- Take responsibility for their own learning and develop their capacity for independent thought.
One essay of 3000 words.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mr Niko Ovenden
Prof Thomas Devine
School Website : http://www.shc.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/