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Undergraduate Course: Early Modern Scottish History (SCHI08014)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course offers an introduction to the history of early modern Scotland, between about 1500 and 1750. The course covers five themes: Politics, Religion, Government, Economy & Society, and Culture.
Course description The course aims to provide students with an introduction to the history of early modern Scotland, between about 1500 and 1750. The course covers five themes: Politics, Religion, Government, Economy & Society, and Culture. Lectures cover each of these themes in turn. Weekly tutorials supplement the lectures, and give opportunities to discuss primary documents and varied scholarly interpretations. The course has a comparative element, encouraging students to reflect on early modern Scotland's place in its British and European contexts.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed:
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, a sound knowledge of the subject considered in the course;
  2. demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, an ability to assimilate a variety of sources and formulate critical opinions on them;
  3. 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;
  4. demonstrate an ability to make informed contributions to class discussion and give an oral presentation as required;
  5. demonstrate an ability to organise their own learning, manage their workload, and work to a timetable.
Reading List
T. M. Devine and Jenny Wormald (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Modern Scottish History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)
Caroline Erskine, Alan R. MacDonald and Michael Penman (eds.), Scotland: The Making and Unmaking of the Nation, c.1100-1707, vol. v: Major Documents (Dundee: Dundee University Press and The Open University in Scotland, 2007)
Bob Harris and Alan R. MacDonald (eds.), Scotland: The Making and Unmaking of the Nation, c.1100-1707, vol. ii: Early Modern Scotland, c.1500-1707 (Dundee: Dundee University Press and The Open University in Scotland, 2007)
Bob Harris and Alan R. MacDonald (eds.), Scotland: The Making and Unmaking of the Nation, c.1100-1707, vol. iv: Readings, c.1500-1707 (Dundee: Dundee University Press and The Open University in Scotland, 2007)
Michael Lynch, Scotland: A New History (2nd edn., London: Pimlico, 1992)
Michael Lynch (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Scottish History (2nd edn., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)
R. A. Houston and W. W. J. Knox (eds.), The New Penguin History of Scotland (London: Allen Lane, 2001)
Rosalind Mitchison, Lordship to Patronage: Scotland, 1603-1746 (London: Arnold, 1983, reprinted Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1990)
T. C. Smout, A History of the Scottish People, 1560-1830 (London: Collins, 1969)
I. D. Whyte, Scotland Before the Industrial Revolution: An Economic and Social History, c.1050-c.1750 (London: Longman, 1995)
Jenny Wormald, Court, Kirk and Community: Scotland, 1469-1625 (London: Arnold, 1981; reprinted Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1990)
Jenny Wormald (ed.), Scotland: A History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)


Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information All students will attend a weekly tutorial group from Weeks 2 to 11 inclusive.
KeywordsEarly Modern Scottish
Contacts
Course organiserDr Julian Goodare
Tel: (0131 6)50 4021
Email: J.Goodare@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Clare Guymer
Tel: (0131 6)50 4030
Email: clare.guymer@ed.ac.uk
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