Undergraduate Course: British National Identities, c. 1790 - c. 1930 (HIST10288)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course explores the construction of British national identities in the period from the French Revolution to the emergence of the national parties of Scotland and Wales. It operates on the assumption that there is no clear dividing line between ?cultural? and ?political? nationalism and will investigate English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish identities alongside Britishness, examining both differences and interconnections. As such, it introduces students to the complexities of dual or multiple identities and encourages them to study how these were created and maintained in each nation. It also compares the British experience in this period with the ?age of nationalism?, which is commonly seen as a continental phenomenon, and explores differences and similarities in these experiences.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Directors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| After taking this course students will:
? Be able, through presentations, sourcework, essays and exams, to demonstrate the ability to engage critically with a wide variety of primary and secondary source material (both textual and visual) and use these to develop a nuanced understanding of national identities.
? Be able to use general theoretical literature on national identities to make cogent arguments in essays, exams and presentations on the particularities of national identities in Britain.
? Be able to demonstrate the following transferable skills: independent gathering of relevant evidence and engagement with both primary and secondary sources; critical consideration of evidence in order to arrive at sound conclusions; evaluating the work of others, including peers; presenting evaluations and conclusions clearly in both written and oral form; independent management of personal timetable, workload and other priorities in order to meet established deadlines.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||British Nat Identities
|Course organiser||Dr Gordon Pentland
Tel: (0131 6)50 8354
|Course secretary||Mrs Caroline Cullen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3781