Aims and Objectives
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- Britain’s place in the world and how this was changing
- A range of primary source material for exploring social and political histories.
- The conceptualisation of a ‘long’ eighteenth century
The long eighteenth century ‘defies easy characterisation’ (F. O’Gorman) but is a fascinating period to explore Britain’s place in the world. In this module you will consider British social and political history between the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and the early nineteenth century within the context of Empire building. You will examine broad themes such as ‘travel and trade’, ‘social hierarchies’, ‘Enlightenment and faith’, ‘Public and private’ through the close examination of a range of primary sources and associated secondary literature.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The current intention is to deliver teaching for this module online. If circumstances allow, some form of blended delivery methods, including seminars, workshops, or individual tutorials may be introduced if it is safe for all concerned to do so. However, delivery will remain entirely online if face to face teaching is not possible or advisable.
|Total study time||150|
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.