Interpretations in Scottish History - HY51041
- 20 Credits
- Semester 1
- Scottish History core module
- History - School of Humanities
- Coursework 100%
This module will give you an advanced understanding of the major approaches to the history of Scotland from the early modern to the modern period. The topics covered include:
- Governing Scotland with and without a Parliament
- Unearthing Scotland’s Early Modern Environment
- The Nation’s weather: Historical contributions to Climate Research
- Famine, Poverty and Clearance: a Highland history
- From town to city – and the networks of society
Prof Graeme Morton
This is a seminar-based module, with weekly meetings. These will establish the framework and timetable for a systematic reading of key texts in the area. Students will be expected to discuss their work with other students in a seminar context.
This module is assessed as follows:
• Essay (50%): 3,000 words
• Skills exercise (50%): 3,000 words
Intended learning outcomes
- Advanced knowledge and understanding of the main trends in the historical literature on Scotland’s past.
- Ability to understand the key controversies in the historiography of Scottish history.
- Advanced knowledge and understanding of some of the major historical sub-disciplines as applied to Scottish history.
- Developed historiographical skills.
- Advanced capacity for critical reasoning.
- Developed, in depth understanding of complexities of historical analysis.
- Sophisticated essay writing skills.