Undergraduate Course: Trade, Plunder and Planters in Jamaica, 1655-1713 (ECSH10008)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course makes a detailed examination of the settlement and development of what was to become England's most valuable colonial possession. Themes include the Western Design, economics of piracy, contraband trade, slavery and the development of plantation society. The course depends heavily on primary sources (including government records, private correspondence, diaries, and statistical data). It challenges students to engage more directly with the past than is possible in a survey course and provides an insight into the nature, uses, and pitfalls of the various types of material used by historians.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||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).
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting 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 **
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One essay of 3000 words which will count as 25% of the final assessment.
One two-hour degree exam which will count as 75% of the final assessment.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
| The course seeks to develop:
- A detailed knowledge and understanding of a specialist field in economic and social history.
- Oral presentation and essay writing skills to demonstrate the capacity to summarize a wide literature, extract the most relevant material, and present a coherent argument with appropriate use of evidence.
- The ability to evaluate primary source materials and recognise the problems and pitfalls of their use.
- An understanding of the way in which historians have constructed the main historiographical debates in the field.
- Student-led seminars are intended to develop the presentation and verbal skills of participating students.
- Written assignments are intended to develop the literary skills of students and their ability to construct coherent argument and analysis.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Nuala Zahedieh
Tel: (0131 6)50 3836
|Course secretary||Mrs Caroline Cullen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3781
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