Undergraduate Course: British History 1 (VS2) (HIST08011)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Part-year visiting students only
|Summary||The British History (VS2) course is designed to provide an understanding of the major events and themes in the political development of modern Britain from c.1832 to 2000. Available to Visiting Students only.
Particular emphasis is placed on the changing political system, the development of the British state, the relations between England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, and the maintenance of an overseas Empire. The course provides a basic grounding in modern British history for those intending to take Honours History courses.
The VS2 course is thematically delivered in the following key sections:
Britain in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (1832-86)
Mass Politics and National Identities (1886-1918)
From Western Front to Cold War (1918-51)
The Recent Political History of the UK (1951-2000)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, a sound knowledge of the subject considered in the course;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, an ability to assimilate a variety of sources and formulate critical opinions on them;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, an ability to research, structure and complete written work of a specified length, or within a specified time;
- demonstrate an ability to make informed contributions to class discussion and give an oral presentation as required;
- demonstrate an ability to organise their own learning, manage their workload, and work to a timetable.
|Ewen Cameron, Impaled Upon A Thistle: Scotland Since 1880|
P. Clarke, Hope and Glory
E.J. Evans, The Forging of the Modern State 1783-1870;
D. Fitzpatrick, The Two Irelands, 1912-1939;
Alvin Jackson, Home Rule: An Irish History 1800-2000
S. J. Lee, Aspects of British Political History 1815-1914;
S Lee, British Political History 1914-1995;
K. O. Morgan, Rebirth of a Nation: A History of Modern Wales
M. Pugh, Britain Since 1789: a Concise History;
M. Pugh, Votes for Women in Britain, 1867-1928
G. R. Searle, A New England? - Peace and War 1886-1918.
J. Stevenson, British Society 1914-1945
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||All students will attend a weekly tutorial group from Weeks 2 to 11 inclusive.
|Course organiser||Dr Gordon Pentland
Tel: (0131 6)50 8354
|Course secretary||Mrs Diane Knowles
Tel: (0131 6)50 3781