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Undergraduate Course: Black Nationalism in America (HIST10116)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course will examine key themes in the history of black nationalism in America from the nineteenth century until the mid-1970s, with some attention to post-1970s developments. Key issues include defining black natitonalism, examining bases of support, and explaining the shifting appeal of black nationalism. Accordingly the course will investigate different forms of black nationalism, including racial soilidarity, cultural nationalism, religious nationalism, and Pan-Africanism.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations 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, Personal Tutors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
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 **
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  26
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 67 %, Coursework 33 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One essay of about 3000 words (one third of overall assessment); one two-hour examination paper (two-thirds of overall assessment).

Visiting Student Variant Assessment:
When this course is taught in Semester 1, the Visiting Student assessment will be:
One essay of about 3000 words (one third of overall assessment);
One 'take home' examination paper (two-thirds of overall assessment).

If taught in Semester 2, the assessment is as detailed for full year students.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
The course seeks to provide students with a good understanding of the nature of and different forms of black nationalism in America, and an appreciation of change over time. In line with the other Honours courses of the subject area, this course enhances historical skills acquired by students ine arlier courses by using a range of secondary and primary sources. Students will develop the ability to analyse and assess different sources available to the historian. During the course students will examine and engage with relevant historiographical debates. Students' conceptual development will be fostered through both written and oral work. The course structure encourages advanced progress in student research and wriging and advanced progress in presentations and group discussions. To enable the achievement of these objectives, the course will have a seminar format and be limited to a size that will permit and students to participate actively in discussions.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsBlack Nationalism
Course organiserDr Mark Newman
Tel: (0131 6)50 3759
Course secretaryMs Marie-Therese Rafferty
Tel: (0131 6)50 3780
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