Undergraduate Course: Colonies and Commerce: The Economy and Society of British America, 1607-1770 (ECSH10053)
|School of History, Classics and Archaeology
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Available to all students
|The course considers the economic and social history of Britain's American colonies in the context of the rise of the North Atlantic economy.
In the first semester a regional approach indicates the diversity of experience within Britain's first empire. Attention focuses on problems of settlement, different strategies for development, and the importance of the regional staple in affecting the pattern of growth within the North Atlantic economy.
In the second semester, a topic based approach promotes comparison between the regions. The similarity and diversity of conditions within the empire makes the exercise both fruitful and interesting. It also underpins an assessment of the significance of colonial expansion and commerce for the British economy.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Pre-Revolutionary America (HIST10151) OR
The Economic and Social History of British America, 1607-1770 (ECSH10026)
| 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
|Visiting students should usually have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
| The course seeks to develop:
- A knowledge and understanding of the main historiographical issues relating to the rise of the British Atlantic economy, 1607-1790.
- Essay writing skills to demonstrate the capacity to summarize a wide literature, extraxt the most relevant material, and present a coherent argument with appropriate use of evidence.
- Oral presentation skills to demonstrate the capacity to convey detailed information and analysis in a clear, concise, and easily accessible manner.
- 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 sonstruct coherent argument and analysis.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Dr Nuala Zahedieh
Tel: (0131 6)50 3836
|Mrs Caroline Cullen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3781