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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Scottish Ethnology

Undergraduate Course: The Highland Bagpipe: History, Context and Performance (SCET08010)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityPart-year visiting students only
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaScottish Ethnology Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionAn introduction to the history and performance of the Great Highland Bagpipe for Visiting Students. Students will learn basic playing technique through weekly group tuition sessions, and will study the history, development and cultural context of the bagpipe in its international setting.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students must supply own practice chanter - available from department at a cost of 40
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNo specific prerequisites.

**Space in this course is limited, therefore entry is strictly controlled and monitored by the CHSS Visiting Student Office. Please refer all interested students to the VSO, 3rd Floor, DHT or ask them to email us at HSSvisitingstudents@ed.ac.uk for availability.**
High Demand Course? Yes
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2012/13 Semester 1, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  10
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-11 15:10 - 16:00
First Class Week 1, Monday, 15:10 - 16:00, Zone: Central. Conference Room, 1st Floor, 27 George Square
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Delivery period: 2012/13 Semester 2, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  10
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-11 15:10 - 16:00
First Class Week 1, Monday, 15:10 - 16:00, Zone: Central. Conference Room, 1st Floor, 27 George Square
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will
- have achieved basic competency in playing technique
- have achieved basic competency in reading specialist piping notation
- have a familiarity with key aspects of the history and cultural context of highland piping
- have developed a broad understanding of the main genres of highland pipe repertoire
Assessment Information
Presentation of a completed learning diary (25%)
One 2-hour written examination (35%)
One practical performance assessment (40%)
Special Arrangements
**Space in this course is limited, therefore entry is strictly controlled and monitored by the CHSS Visiting Student Office. Please refer all interested students to the VSO, 3rd Floor, DHT or ask them to email us at HSSvisitingstudents@ed.ac.uk for availability.**
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Gary West
Tel: (0131 6)50 4151
Email: Gary.West@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Christine Lennie
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
Email: christine.lennie@ed.ac.uk
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