Scottish History since 1688

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Scottish History since 1688

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    History, Scottish Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    18 100-level HIST points or 108 points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    A critical examination of the key economic, political, social, and cultural developments of Scotland since 1688.

    This course covers a number of hotly debated topics and puzzles in the history of modern Scotland, including the 1707 Union with England, Jacobitism, the vibrant Scottish Enlightenment, the Highland Clearances, emigration and immigration and sectarianism.

    Learning Outcomes
    To understand the key developments in Scotland since the 17th century and evaluate conflicting historical interpretations

    Recommended: T. M. Devine, The Scottish Nation (London: Penguin 2012).

    In addition, course materials will be made available electronically.

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