Fall 2016 - HIST 237 D100

STT-History of Scotland, 1707-present (3)

Class Number: 4754

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    WMC 2220, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 17, 2016
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    AQ 3150, Burnaby



An introduction to modern Scottish history and its relationships to other countries within the United Kingdom, Europe, and the wider world, especially the British Empire. Key topics will include migration and population change; war, trade, and empire; economy and industry; religion; and life, society, identity, and myth.


This course will introduce students to modern Scottish history and its wider contexts. In addition to exploring peoples’ everyday experiences, this course will assess Scotland’s relationship to other countries in the United Kingdom and the wider world, especially the British Empire, which afforded many Scots opportunities not available to them at home. In this period, the problems associated with rapid industrialization and urbanization led many Scots to leave for countries perceived to have available land and stable employment, notably Canada and the United States. Scotland also saw a major influx of poorer European, and East and South Asian immigrants seeking a better life in a wealthy industrial country, notably those from Ireland, Italy, Eastern Europe, China, India, and Pakistan, who have all contributed to Scottish culture in meaningful ways.


  • Grading (subject to change)
  • Participation 15%
  • Midterm exam 15%
  • Tutorial reflections 15%
  • Tutorial leadership 10%
  • Primary source assignment 20%
  • Final exam 25%



Oxford Handbook of Scottish History edited by T.M. Devine and Jenny

Eric Richards. Debating the Highland Clearances. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007 (electronic resource through the library)

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