Undergraduate Course: Atlantic Encounters. Scotland and the North Atlantic World in the Seventeenth Century (SCHI10075)
This course will be closed from 31 July 2018
|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 course considers the history of seventeenth-century Scotland's relationship with the wider world. Starting with Europe, it tracks the shifting patterns and connections across the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, within the framework of the concept of an expanding North-Atlantic sphere.
This course considers Scotland as part of the wider North Atlantic world, including Europe. It looks at the country's culture of migration, the numerous Scottish communities abroad, their resultant commercial, religious and cultural links, and how these connections fed into various types of Atlantic engagement. Scotland's seventeenth century Atlantic encounters will be assessed not only historically but also for the ideas, networks, and individual and national achievements and projects which they brought about.
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 Administrator to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503780).
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 44,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||3,500 word historiographical essay in S1 (25%)
3,500 word source-based essay in S2 (30%)
5,000 word long essay during the exam diet (45%)
||Students will receive written feedback on their coursework, and will have the opportunity to discuss that feedback further with the Course Organiser during their published office hours or by appointment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, command of the body of knowledge considered in the course;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, an ability to read, analyse and reflect critically upon relevant scholarship;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, an ability to understand, evaluate and utilise a variety of primary source material;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, the ability to develop and sustain scholarly arguments in oral and written form, by formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence;
- demonstrate independence of mind and initiative; intellectual integrity and maturity; an ability to evaluate the work of others, including peers.
|Devine, T. M., Scotland's Empire: 1600-1815 (London, 2003)|
Landsman, N. C. (ed.), Nation and Province in the First British Empire: Scotland and the Americas, 1600-1800 (Cranbury, London and Mississauga, 2001)
Macinnes, A. I. A. H. Williamson (eds), Shaping the Stuart World, 1603-1714: The Atlantic Connections (Leiden, 2005)
Macinnes, A. I. M-A. Harper & L. G. Fryer (eds), Scotland and the Americas, c. 1650- c. 1939: A Documentary Source Book (Edinburgh, 2002)
Mijers, Esther, 'Between Empires and Cultures: Scots in New Netherland and New York', Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 33 (2) (2013), 165-195
Murdoch, S, Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Leiden,, 2006)
Murdoch, S. & A. Grosjean (eds), Scottish Communities Abroad in the Early Modern Period (Leiden, 2005)
Roding, Juliette & Lex Heerma van Voss (eds), The North Sea and Culture (1550-1800) (Hilversum, 1996)
Smout, T. C., Scottish Trade on the Eve of the Union 1660-1707 (Edinburgh, 1963)
Talbott, S.M., Conflict, Commerce and Franco-Scottish Relations, 1560-1713 (London, 2014)
Worthington, David, Scots in Habsburg Service, 1618-1648 (Leiden, 2003)
Worthington, David, British and Irish Experiences and Impressions of Central Europe, 1560-1688 (Aldershot, 2012)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Esther Mijers
Tel: (0131 6)50 3756
|Course secretary||Mrs Summer Wight
Tel: (0131 6)50 4580