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Students taking this module will acquire an indepth knowledge of current debates and scholarship in the field of British Atlantic history. They will be introduced to topical historiographical discussions through a thematic focus looking at questions of migration, settlement, economy, religion, slavery and science. Students will be encouraged to examine the British Atlantic world in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries with a view to understanding later political and cultural developments in North America and their impact on Britain and Ireland. Through seminar-based discussion and analysis of a selection of primary sources, students will enhance their historical knowledge and competence in document analysis and presentation. Students will also be supported in the development of critical writing skills.Indicative Module Content:
WeeK 1: overview of the British Atlantic Week 2: Beginnings Week 3: Native Americans Week 4: New England Week 5: Irish settlement in the Atlantic world Week 6: Irish settlement pt 2 Week 7: religion Week 8; economy Week 9: migration Week 10: slavery Week 11: science
|Student Effort Type
|Specified Learning Activities
|Autonomous Student Learning
|Seminar (or Webinar)
Not applicable to this module.
|% of Final Grade
Not yet recorded.
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback on the mid-term essay is given in wriitng on the returned hard copy. Feedback on the end-of-semester Essay Assignment will be given by appointment in one-to-one meetings. Feedback on performance is available on an ongoing basis by appointment.