2017-2018 University Catalog 
    
    Jun 22, 2018  
2017-2018 University Catalog archived

[Add to Portfolio]

HIST 216 - The Making of Modern Scotland


FDR: HU
Credits: 3

This course surveys the history of the Scottish people from the medieval period up to the current debates surrounding the possibility of Scottish Independence and the future of Great Britain.  Along the way, we examine the Wars of Independence, the Renaissance and Reformation, the Scottish Enlightenment, the Highland clearances, emigration to North America, involvement in the British Empire, and the development of Scottish nationalism. This course asks two interrelated questions: How has the history of Scotland been made, manipulated, and romanticized over the last seven centuries, and why do we remain fascinated by this small country across the Atlantic? This class, then, is both an introduction to Scottish history, and an exploration of the thin lines between history, myth, and reality. Brock.




[Add to Portfolio]