Postgraduate Course: Cultural Revivalism (SCET11021)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Concentrating on Scotland, but set within an international perspective, this course looks at the phenomenon of revivalism within popular culture movements in recent and modern times. Models and theories of revivalism will be explored, and a range of case studies from the creative arts - music, songs, storytelling, custom, belief - will be presented. Underlying this course will be a range of questions which students will be asked to explore: Why do revivals take place? What can they tell us about attitudes to such concepts as tradition, progress and modernity? How do they work? In what ways have they changed the cultural landscape of contemporary society in Scotland and elsewhere?
This course is jointly taught with undergraduate students. PG students will receive at least one additional session of lecturer time in the form of a seminar or tutorial.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One essay of 4,000 words
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate an enhanced understanding of revival models and theories;
- demonstrate familiarity with a range of case studies of cultural revivals from Scotland and beyond;
- demonstrate a sound working knowledge of how scholars study revivalism methodologically;
- demonstrate effective engagement with archival material relating to revivalism;
- demonstrate competence in transferable skills, e.g. close engagement with texts, critical evaluation of source material, independent reading, coherent and clearly structured writing, oral presentation, group discussion and time management.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Jointly taught with undergraduate students (SCET10028).
|Course organiser||Prof Gary West
Tel: (0131 6)50 4151
|Course secretary||Mr Alan Binnie
Tel: (0131 6)51 1822
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