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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Social and Political Science : Postgrad (School of Social and Political Studies)

Postgraduate Course: Comparative Perspectives in Nationalism Studies (PGSP11145)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe emphasis in this course is on how nationalism is studied. The first part involves lectures and discussions on methodological approaches and models for studying nationalism, such as typologies, comparative frameworks, and case studies. Thereafter various themes that help organize and focus research are explored, such as: national identity, ethnonational symbolism, economic nationalism, nationalism's relationships to - the state, religion, postcolonialism, globalization (exact topics may vary from year to year). Students will further explore the issues involved in conceptualising cases and comparison through group exercises and presentations on substantive topics of their choice. This course's emphasis on empirical study is meant to compliment the focus on theory in Theories and Theorists (P02934). Students who have not taken that course are advised to familiarise themselves with some of the key general texts for that course.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  40
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) essay in the region of 4000 words
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Students will be able to draw on an array of ways to categorize and compare different forms of nationalism, and to critically assess their utility.
  2. Students will be able to make informed judgments about the applicability of particular theories to particular substantive cases of nationalism.
  3. Students will be able to identify major contemporary themes in the study of nationalism.
  4. Students will develop an appreciation of the diversity of forms of nationalism, and of ways of studying it.
  5. Students will be able to draw on this course in writing their dissertations and will be able to demonstrate an ability to compare theories and relate them to substantive case material.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserDr James Kennedy
Tel: (0131 6)50 4250
Email: j.kennedy@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Kate Ferguson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5122
Email: kate.ferguson@ed.ac.uk
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