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Undergraduate Course: Pre-Revolutionary America (HIST10151)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaHistory Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course aims to consider a period of American history that is often neglected in the rush from emigration and witches to the American Revolution. During the period 1688-1763, colonial America underwent significant social, economic, political, and cultural development. The course will consider such themes as warfare, politics, demographic change, consumption and refinement, gender relations, religion, and the emergence of an "American character" on the eve of independence.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking The Economic and Social History of British America, 1607-1770 (ECSH10026)
Other requirements A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Directors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission.

** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  24
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 67 %, Coursework 33 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will gain greater awareness of the nature and use of historical evidence; engage historical arguments by focusing on debates by historians about key issues; increase their skills in research, writing, and presentation; and improve their critical skills through oral communication.
Assessment Information
The course will demand one 3,000-word essay (week 10) and one two-hour exam (May). The essay will make up one-third of the final assessment. The exam will be worth two-thirds of the final assessment. Students can expect written feedback and individual consultation on their work.

Visiting Student Variant Assessment:
When this course is taught in Semester 1, the Visiting Student Assessment will be one 3,000-word essay (week 10) and one "take home" exam. The essay will make up one-third of the final assessment. The exam will be worth two-thirds of the final assessment.

If taught in Semester 2, the assessment is as detailed for full year students.
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KeywordsPre Rev America
Course organiser Course secretaryMs Marie-Therese Rafferty
Tel: (0131 6)50 3780
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