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Undergraduate Course: Wars and Revolutions: the Making of Britain and the British Empire 1660-1860 (LLLE07022)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis is a for-credit course offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning (OLL); only students registered with OLL should be enrolled.

This course will build a clear picture of how Britain grew from relative insignificance at the end of the 17th century, to ruling an Empire where the sun never set. The impact on politics, culture and society worldwide and in Great Britain itself will be addressed.
Course description Content of course
1. Introduction
2. Unfulfilled Potential: 1660-1668
3. Britain becomes a great power: 1689-1714
4. The British Empire is born: 1714-1760
5. Troubles at home and abroad: 1760-1788
6. The Fight for Survival: 1789-1815
7. The Workshop of the World: 1815-1851
8. The ┐Indian Mutiny┐ and the end of the liberal Empire: 1851-1860
9. The Zenith of Empire: 1860-1900
10. Course conclusions and review
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
┐ demonstrate knowledge of key themes and events in British domestic and imperial history from 1660-1860;
┐ evaluate the impact of the Empire on the politics, society and culture of Britain;
┐ evaluate the various types of primary and secondary source which informs knowledge of this period.
Reading List
Recommended
Blanning, Tim, 2007. The Pursuit of Empire: Europe 1648-1815. London: Allen Lane.
O┐Gorman, Frank, 1997. The Long Eighteenth Century. London: Arnold.
Ferguson, Niall, 2007. Empire: How Britain made the World. London: Penguin.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This is a for-credit course offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning (OLL); only students registered with OLL should be enrolled.
KeywordsZZoll
Contacts
Course organiserDr Sally Crumplin
Tel:
Email: Sally.Crumplin@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Sabine Murdoch
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855
Email: Sabine.Murdoch@ed.ac.uk
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