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

Undergraduate Course: STGA Core Knowledge 1 (LLLG07004)

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 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 landscape and explain the physical and natural environment of Scotland.
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) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes for Core Knowledge courses overall
¿ 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:
¿ Evidence a basic knowledge of the geological history of the different regions of Scotland and the influence of the underlying rocks on the development of landscape
¿ Demonstrate knowledge of the last Ice Age as it affected Scotland - the extent of ice cover, the effects of glacial erosion and deposition and the landforms produced
¿ Understand near-surface processes (weathering, erosion, soil development etc.) and their role in shaping landscape
¿ Describe the processes involved in forming coastal scenery and the effects of rivers and streams on the landscape
¿ Describe the key characteristics and typical flora and fauna of Scotland and their coastal and upland habitats
¿ Demonstrate an understanding of Scotland¿s various natural environments
¿ Understand the historical and current ecological issues concerning Scotland¿s natural landscapes
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, as per the University Extended Common Marking Scheme and OLL descriptors. 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. The Regional Studies Assessed Tours apply the STGA¿s Standards of Performance criteria and the Written Tour Plan is marked according to the ECMS.
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Course organiserMiss Loura Brooks
Tel: (0131 6)51 3200
Course secretaryMrs Sabine Murdoch
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855
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