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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Postgraduate (History, Classics and Archaeology)

Postgraduate Course: Contemporary Scotland (PGHC11111)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course attempts to look at issues in contemporary Scotland from a historical point of view, to consider their historical roots and context and to analyse them with regard to historical evidence. The course covers a wide range of political, social, economic and cultural history.
Course description This course attempts to look at issues in contemporary Scotland from a historical point of view, to consider their historical roots and context and to analyse them with regard to historical evidence. The course covers a wide range of political, social, economic and cultural history. The course aims to give students a clear understanding of these issues and to navigate through media comment on these issues that is often shallow in its historical understanding. The course will be of interest to a wide range of students on programmes such as Scottish History, Contemporary History and Nationalism Studies.
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
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a detailed and critical command of the body of knowledge concerning recent and contemporary Scottish history
  2. Demonstrate an ability to analyse and reflect critically upon relevant scholarship concerning recent and contemporary Scottish history; primary source materials concerning [Italian accounts of overseas travel and foreign accounts of Italy], and conceptual discussions about contemporary history
  3. Demonstrate an ability to understand and apply specialised research or professional skills, techniques and practices considered in the course
  4. Demonstrate the ability to develop and sustain original scholarly arguments in oral and written form by independently formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence considered in the course
  5. Demonstrate originality and independence of mind and initiative; intellectual integrity and maturity; an ability to evaluate the work of others, including peers; and a considerable degree of autonomy
Reading List
Cameron, E.A., Impaled Upon the Thistle: Scotland since 1880 (Edinburgh, 2010)

Devine, T.M. & R.J. Finlay, Scotland in the Twentieth Century (Edinburgh, 1996)

Dickson, T., & J.Treble, People and Society in Scotland, volume 3, 1914 to 1990 (Edinburgh, 1993)

Finlay, R.J., Modern Scotland: 1914-2000 (London, 2005)

MacDonald, Catriona M.M., Whaur Extremes Meet: Scotland's Twentieth Century (Edinburgh, 2010)

Hutchison, I. G. C., Scottish Politics in the Twentieth Century (Basingstoke, 2000)

Foster, J., 'The Twentieth Century, 19141979', in R.A. Houston and W. Knox (eds), The New Penguin History of Scotland (London, 2001)

Harvie, C., 'Scotland after 1978: from Referendum to Millenium' in R.A. Houston and W. Knox (eds), The New Penguin History of Scotland (London, 2001)

T.M. Devine and Jenny Wormald, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Modern Scottish History (Oxford, 2012), Part V 'The Great War to the New Millenium, 1914-2010',
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsContemporary Scotland
Contacts
Course organiserProf Ewen Cameron
Tel: (0131 6)50 4031
Email: E.Cameron@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Lindsay Scott
Tel: (0131 6)50 9948
Email: Lindsay.Scott@ed.ac.uk
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