Undergraduate Course: A History of Edinburgh from Earliest Times to 1914 (LLLE07012)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This is a for-credit course offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning (OLL); only students registered with OLL should be enrolled.
A survey of the main economic, social and cultural issues that shaped Edinburgh's history. From Stone Age fortress through Auld Reekie to World Heritage site, the Old and New Towns, and the lives of their residents, can be explored and appreciated anew.
Content of course
2. Fortress and Town: The First Settlement of Edinburgh
3. Royal Burgh, Trade and Commerce: Life in Medieval Edinburgh
4. Becoming the Capital of Scotland: Edinburgh in the 15th and 16th Centuries
5. Reformation, Revolution and Union: Edinburgh from 1560 to 1707
6. How the Burgh was run: The Town Council of Edinburgh
7. The Age of Enlightenment and Improvement, 1707-1789
8. The Age of Revolutions, 1789 - 1833
9. Victorian and Edwardian Edinburgh
10. Course Review
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Lifelong Learning - Session 1
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The assessment is a 2000 word essay, worth 100% of the total mark.
|No Exam Information
| By the end of the course, students will have gained an insight into the social, economic and cultural aspects of Edinburgh's history in a general survey course and be able to demonstrate their learning. They will also have learned to assess and appreciate the role of Edinburgh within Scottish history over a long period.
Daiches, D. 1978. Edinburgh. London: Hamish Hamilton
Dennison, E.P., 2005. Holyrood and Canongate: A Thousand Years of History. Edinburgh: Penguin
Smout, T. C., 1969. A History of Scottish People1560-1830. London: Collins
Smout, T. C., 1986. A Century of the Scottish People 1830-1950. London: Collins
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This is a for-credit course offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning (OLL); only students registered with OLL should be enrolled.
|Course organiser||Dr Sally Crumplin
|Course secretary||Mrs Sabine Murdoch
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855
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