Undergraduate Course: Scotland and America 1603-1914 (SCHI10071)
|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||This 40 credit course reflects the course organisers's research for his book published with
Plagrave Macmillan in 2010 under the title: Scotland and America c1600-c1800, as well as current research relating to this general area of enquiry by the course organiser. Seminars on the less well researched cultural and economic exchanges between Scotland and America over the course of the ninettenth century and into the early twentieth century will also be included. Course context reflects the course organiser's particular interest in Scottish emigration to
North America but also Scottish exchanges with the British Caribbean involving both participation in the chattel slave economy that evolved there and Scottish contributions to the campaign for abolition of first the slave trade in 1807 and later the abolition of slavery itself in the British Caribbean. A particular feature of the course is the use of emigrant correspondence as a source for Scottish emigrant experience in North America in its many manifestations. There will be an
emphasis on the use of primary sources in the contect of the course which will be reflected in course assessment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||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)
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| An ability to think critically about existing literature relating to the history of Scottish contact with the western hemisphere in the modern period
An ability to present critical and reflective ideas on historical issues relevant to the course both in a dynamic and interactive seminar environment and in writing in essay form. Assessment of
presentations is intended to emphasise the significance of this learning outcome.
Comprehenstion of the relationship of current historiography to a variety of primary sources relevant to the subject
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Alexander Murdoch
Tel: (0131 6)50 4033
|Course secretary||Miss Clare Guymer
Tel: (0131 6)50 4030