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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Lifelong Learning (LLC)

Undergraduate Course: STGA Core Knowledge 2 (LLLG07003)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaLifelong Learning (LLC) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis is a for-credit course offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning (OLL); only students registered with OLL should be enrolled".

This is one of the four Scottish Tourist Guides Association Core Knowledge courses that equip students with a broad understanding of the physical, cultural, archaeological, social, artistic and historical character of Scotland. These courses cover a broad and diverse range of subject areas and knowledge necessary for effective tourist guiding. This course will equip students to interpret man┐s interaction with landscape in Scotland from the prehistoric period through the Industrial Revolution, as well as the various developments in Scottish social history via study of its institutions.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Flexible, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  21
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 05/08/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 24, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes for Core Knowledge courses overall
On completion of the courses, students will be able to:
┐ Demonstrate a broad awareness of the disciplines informing and shaping knowledge of Scotland┐s archaeology, history, culture, arts and landscapes
┐ Analyse and critically evaluate the debates on the physical and cultural identity of Scotland and deploy this knowledge clearly in an academic form
┐ Show the capacity to understand the chronological sequence of physical and social developments and make links across different domains of knowledge
Learning Outcomes for this specific course
By the end of the course, students will be able to
┐ Identify distinctively Scottish social, cultural and institutional forms and practices
┐ Explain the origins of particular cultural and institutional forms and practices
┐ Understand the nature of human, historic and cultural landscapes and how perceptions of ┐landscape┐ have evolved; and assess the main threats, past and present to the survival of human landscapes
┐ Recognise the contribution of geology, climate & geography to the selection of sites and the nature of structures for different and/or recurring kinds of human activity.
┐ Identify & explain varying patterns of distribution for different types of site & structures across Scotland and relate these to broader historical & geographical circumstances

Assessment Information
Students will submit two 2,000 word essays, one in each subject area, each weighted at 50% of overall course marks. They will have the opportunity to use an essay proforma to gather their initial ideas and source materials. The tutors will provide formative feedback on this proforma before the essay is submitted. Students must obtain a pass mark (40%) in both essays. Students failing an essay will have one month from being informed of their marks to resubmit. In addition to this, students are asked questions verbally during the Regional Studies / Professional Skills assessed tours which assess their grasp of Core Knowledge subject areas.
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Course organiserMiss Loura Brooks
Tel: (0131 6)51 3200
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