Undergraduate Course: Britain in an Age of Revolutions, 1783-1815 (HIST10305)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The period from the end of the American Revolution to the end of the Napoleonic Empire has long been of interest to historians of the British world. It provides the locus for a number of influential interpretations of social, political and cultural change: the industrial revolution and the ?making= of class; the birth of modern politics; the emergence of separate spheres; the ?forging= of Britishness; and the establishment of Britain as a global power through victory in the second hundred years= war with France and the creation of a ?second empire=. This course will explore these interpretations of culture, society and politics and will encourage students to engage both with the complex historiography of the period and some of the varied source material from which historians draw their conclusions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| It is RECOMMENDED that students do NOT also take
Britain during the Napoleonic Wars, 1798-1815 (HIST10195)
||Other requirements|| A pass in 40 credits of third 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).
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 44,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Two essays of approx 3000 words each (one sixth of final mark each ); two two-hour examination papers (one third of final mark each).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Paper 1||2:00|
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Paper 2||2:00|
| After successful completion of this course students will:
! Be able, through presentations, sourcework, essays and exams, to demonstrate the ability to engage critically with a wide variety of primary and secondary source material (both textual and visual) and use these to develop a nuanced understanding of society, politics and culture in the British world.
! Be able to navigate the vast and complex historiography of the period to make cogent arguments in essays, exams and presentations and to evaluate different approaches to the study of the past.
! Be able to demonstrate the following transferable skills: independent gathering of relevant evidence and engagement with both primary and secondary sources; critical consideration of evidence in order to arrive at sound conclusions; evaluating the work of others, including peers; presenting evaluations and conclusions clearly in both written and oral form; independent management of personal timetable, workload and other priorities in order to meet established deadlines.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Britain in an Age
|Course organiser||Dr Gordon Pentland
Tel: (0131 6)50 8354
|Course secretary||Mrs Caroline Cullen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3781
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