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Galleons and Galleys: Global Connections 1500-1800 (HI2C1): Assessment and Contact Hours


The assessment for this second-year 15 CATS option module is as follows:

  • (assessed 30%) A 1,500-word essay on ‘one crop or animal or illness transmitted in the Columbian exchange’ to be submitted by Wednesday Week 6 (13 February 2019). The essay could address a question like: 'Does [the crop/illness/animal of your choice] have a global impact? If so, where, when, how and on whom?' or 'How does the meaning of [the crop/illness/animal of your choice] change in the context of the Columbian Exchange?' Please engage with a primary source of your choice.
  • (formative) Group work: working in pairs or group of three develop the analysis of an artefact from the Ashmolean Museum's visit in Week 7.
  • (assessed 70%) A 3,000-word essay on a topic of student choice relevant to the course, to be submitted by Wednesday Week 10 (13 March 2019). A list of Essay Questions can be found here.

For full details of examination and assessment, please see

Contact Hours

Student contact hours for this second-year 15 CATS option module are as follows:

  • Module duration: Ten weeks
  • Lectures: Nine one-hour lectures
  • Seminars: Nine one-hour seminars
  • Tutorials: Two hours of feedback and essay preparation
  • Total: Twenty hours