Postgraduate Course: Scotland and Ireland, 1800 to 1945 (PGHC11390)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to consider the comparative and transnational history of Scotland and Ireland in the 19th and early 20th centuries. A range of political, social, economic and cultural history topics will be analysed.
There is a rich tradition of Scottish-Irish Comparative history and to this there has been added a growing body of material that considers the topic from a transnational point of view. The course will introduce students to the conceptual background to these approaches and build on the core courses for both online and face-to-face programmes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Forum posts (20%) and an essay of 3,000 words (80%).
Each week, students will be responsible for a 200-250 word posting in which they will make a significant observation about the reading(s). They will also be responsible for posting two responses to their classmates' initial postings, each 100-150 words in length. These posts will help to create a conversation among the students prior to the course's infrequent synchronous sessions and
provide the instructor with insight as to the students┐ mastery of the readings and interests. The forum posts will be evaluated weekly, using the standard written material rubric.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate in forum posts and the final essay a detailed and critical command of the body of knowledge concerning Scottish and Irish history in this period
- Demonstrate in forum posts and the final essay an ability to analyse and reflect critically upon relevant scholarship, primary source materials concerning, and conceptual discussions about Scottish and Irish history in this period
- Demonstrate in forum posts and the final essay, an ability to understand and apply specialised research or professional skills, techniques and practices considered in the course
- Demonstrate the ability to develop and sustain original scholarly arguments in seminars and in written assessment by independently formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence considered in the course
- Demonstrate in seminar discussions, forum posts and written assessment originality and independence of mind and initiative; intellectual integrity and maturity; an ability to evaluate the work of others, including peers; and a considerable degree of autonomy
|Enda Delaney, 'Our island story? Towards a transnational history of late modern Ireland', Irish Historical Studies, 37 (2011), 599┐621.|
M.A.G. O Tuathaigh, 'Irish Historical "revisionism": state of the art or ideological project' in Ciaran Brady (ed.), Interpreting Irish History: The Debate on Historical Revisionism, 1938 ┐ 1994 (Dublin, 1994), 306┐26.
D.G. Boyce and A. O'Day (eds), 'Introduction: revisionism and the revisionist controversy' in D.G. Boyce and A. O'Day (eds), The Making of Modern Irish History (London, 1996) (ebook)
'Wither Scottish History', Scottish Historical Review, 73, (1994).
'Writing Scotland's History', Scottish Historical Review, 76, (1997).
'The State of Early Modern and Modern Scottish Histories', Scottish Historical Review, 92, Supplement (2013).
T.M.Devine and J. Wormald 'The study of modern Scottish history', in T.M.Devine and J. Wormald (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Modern Scottish History (Oxford, 2012), 1┐1
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||The study of the past gives students a unique understanding of the present that will enable them to succeed in a broad range of careers. The transferable skills gained from this course include:
- understanding of complex issues and how to draw valid conclusions from the past
- ability to analyse the origins and development of current historiographical debates
- a command of bibliographical and library- and/or IT-based online and offline research skills
- a range of skills in reading and textual analysis
- ability to question and problematize evidence; considering the relationship between evidence and interpretation
- understanding ethical dimensions of research and their relevance for human relationships today
- ability to marshal arguments lucidly, coherently and concisely, both orally and in writing
- ability to deliver a paper or a presentation in front of peer audiences
- ability to design and execute pieces of written work and to present them suitably, as evidenced by the final assessment essay of 3,000 words
|Course organiser||Ms Anna Feintuck
Tel: (0131 6)50 4384
|Course secretary||Mrs Lindsay Scott
Tel: (0131 6)50 9948
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