Undergraduate Course: Wars and Revolutions: the Making of Britain and the British Empire 1660-1900 (LLLE07022)
|School||Centre for Open Learning
||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 Centre for Open Learning (COL); only students registered with COL 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.
Content of course
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)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, 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
On completion of this course, the student will 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.
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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sally Crumplin
|Course secretary||Mr Benjamin Mcnab
Tel: (0131 6)51 4832