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

Postgraduate Course: Nations and Nationalism (PGSP11146)

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
SummaryThis postgraduate seminar is taught in conjunction with the Sociology Honours course of the same name, with which it shares a parallel structure of weekly topics and readings. The course aims to examine major modes of explaining nationalism, and to relate nationalism to other key themes in sociology. The seminar topics explore the relationship between nationalism and modernity, ethnicity, civic and ethnic nationalism, language, religion, class, gender, its regulation and globalisation.
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:  30
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Essay in the region of 4000 words
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Students will be able to draw on theoretical understandings of nationalism to understand complex, substantive case material.
  2. Students will improve their ability to present complex material succinctly, and to discuss it at length.
  3. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of a major topic within the field of nationalism studies.
  4. Students will develop their independent research skills, in particular surveying literatures and developing thematically organised bibliographies around chosen topics.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
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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