Undergraduate Course: American History 2 (HIST08003)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to provide a general overview of American history from the arrival of the first permanent European settlers at Jamestown in 1607 through to the eve of the new millennium.
In the first semester, we focus on the colonial period to approximately 1898. In the second semester, we focus primarily on the twentieth century. In covering such an extensive period, this course is aimed at providing a general introduction to the major issues in American history with an in-depth coverage of a few specific topics. In addition, the examination, tutorials and tutorial journals will provide opportunities to carry out more detailed study and analysis.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| A pass in any first level course achieved no later than August of the previous academic year.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level History course 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
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 66,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 21,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The overall mark for the course will be made up of the following components:
Tutorial Journals: 40%
Non-written skills: 20%
Degree examination: 40%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||3:00|
| American History 2 aims to enable students to develop general intellectual and personal skills. Students will have the opportunity in both their written work and their tutorial discussions to participate in intellectual debate - comparing conflicting arguments, weighing up evidence and reaching conclusions. In the process, we hope that students will be able to develop their research, analytical and interpretative abilities. Equally importantly, we hope that, in both their written work and their oral discussions, students will develop their capacity to express arguments cogently and confidently.
More generally, we want to use the discipline of history to give a humane education within the tradition of the broad-based Scottish arts degree; to encourage active learning and habits of critical and independent thought, profiting from the close association of research and teaching; and to teach intellectual and communication skills which will equip students for high personal and professional achievement
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Plus one weekly one hour tutorial to be arranged
|Course organiser||Prof David Silkenat
Tel: (0131 6)50 4614
|Course secretary||Ms Marie-Therese Rafferty
Tel: (0131 6)50 3780
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