Scottish History I Research (HIST*6191) | College of Arts

Scottish History I Research (HIST*6191)

Code and section: HIST*6191*01

Term: Winter 2020

Instructor: Elizabeth Ewan


Course Aims and Objectives

In this course a research project is carried out over one semester on a topic in Scottish history pre-1800 The aim is for the student to acquire practice in the advanced research and writing skills required for independent research at the graduate level. It is designed so that students can explore a topic of their choice, demonstrate a thorough grasp of the secondary literature on the topic, engage with the primary sources, and arrive at an original conclusion on the topic.


15%    Research proposal and annotated bibliography (due 10 Feb)
85%    Research paper of 25-30 pages (due 30 Mar)

(Students may also elect to have the final paper valued at 100% but this option must be agreed with the instructor by 28 Feb).

Learning Outcomes:

This course will:

  • Develop critical thinking through analysis of primary and secondary historical sources
  • Contribute to literacy and communication through the writing of a sustained piece of research on a historical topic and providing feedback on student presentations
  • Develop global understanding by studying the past of a country outside Canada
  • Contribute to professional and ethical behaviour through collaborative work and discussion.

Required Texts:

There are no required texts for this course.

The class will meet during the semester to discuss topics, present on essay proposals and present on drafts of the final research paper.

*Please note: This is a preliminary website description only. The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description. The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.



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