Scotland and the Wider World - HY22006

Quick Facts

  • Level 2
  • 20 Credits
  • Semester 1
  • History - School of Humanities
  • Coursework 50% Examination 50%
  • Thursday Evening Tutorial Available 18.00-20.00

Module Details

This module covers the period 1603-1939, the history of Scotland, contextualised through the nation's interaction with the wider world, will be explored through five themes:

  • Migration and Population Change
  • War, Trade and Empire
  • Religion
  • Economy and Industry
  • Life, Society and Identity

‌‌These themes will span six blocks of lectures, and by the end of the course students will have acquired an overview of modern Scottish history.  Successful completion will prepare students for the honours level modules offered by all who teach on the course.

Pre-requisites

Normally, satisfaction of Level 2 entry requirements for History

Convenor

Professor Graeme Morton

Teaching staff

Dr Alan MacDonald, Professor Graeme Morton, and Dr John Regan

Teaching

The module will involve 22 one-hour lectures plus 11 one-hour tutorials over 11 weeks of groups of approx 11 students.

Assessment

This module is assessed as follows:

  • Essay One - 1,500 words (20%)
  • Essay Two - 2,500 words (30%)
  • Examination (50%)

Reading

The course reading will be structured around textbooks relevant to each period, of which the following are indicative:

  • T M Devine and J Wormald (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Modern Scotland, (Oxford, 2012)
  • T M Devine, The Scottish Nation, 1700-2000, (Edinburgh, 2012)
  • G Morton, Ourselves and Others: Scotland, 1832-1914, (Edinburgh, 2012)
  • C MacDonald, Whuar Extremes Meet: Scotland's Twentieth Century, (Edinburgh, 2009)

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Indicative Content

  • An overview of Scotland in 1600
  • Demography, 1603-1685
  • Scotland and England, 1603-1685
  • Visiting 17th Century Scotland - everyday life
  • Religion and the state, 1685-1750
  • Revolution and monarchy, 1685-1750
  • Economy and war, 1685-1750
  • Scotland and Britain, 1685-1750
  • Urban Growth, 1750-1914
  • Associational Culture Home and Away
  • Religion and Poverty, 1750-1914
  • Transportation and Leisure, 1750-1914
  • Class in Scotland, c. 1750-1900
  • The Scottish Highlands, c. 1745-1901
  • Demographic change, c. 1790-1900
  • The Land War in Scotland
  • Scotland and Ulster, c. 1880-1921
  • Irish and Scottish Nationalism, c. 1880-1921
  • Industry and economy, 1900-1939
  • Scottish society, 1900-1939
  • Political change, 1900-1939
  • Culture and society, 1900-1939