Fall 2018 - HIST 237 D100

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

Class Number: 9581

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    RCB 5100, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 14, 2018
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    AQ 5016, 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.


To outsiders, Scotland is a land of great glens, misty mountains, and romance. But what was living in Scotland like for Scots? This course will introduce students to modern Scottish history and its wider contexts, covering a number of core themes providing students with a solid grounding in the history of modern Scotland including: migration and population change; war, trade and empire; economic development; religion; economy and industry; everyday life, society, identity, and myth. In particular, this course will look at the rise of the Scottish Independence movement and Scotland’s historic relationship to Europe in order to help students understand the recent EU referendum and what might happen to Scotland after “Brexit.”


  • Participation 15%
  • Midterm exam 15%
  • Tutorial reflections 15%
  • Short essay 30%
  • Final exam 25%



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

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