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Undergraduate Course: General Scottish History Paper (SCHI10025)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis paper is taken only by those students on the single honours Scottish History degree. There is no course attached to it and it is designed to test the students┐ ability to reflect in a general way on major issues in Scottish History and historiography.
Course description There is no course attached to this paper.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements A pass in 40 credits of third level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Directors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Administrator to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503780).
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 194 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One two hour examination in which three questions have to be answered from a choice of about fifteen.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate, by way of examination as required, command of the general aspects of Scottish history and an ability to reflect on them in an informed manner.
  2. demonstrate, by way of examination as required, an ability to read, analyse and reflect critically upon relevant scholarship;
  3. demonstrate, by way of examination as required, an ability to understand, evaluate and utilise a variety of primary source material;
  4. demonstrate, by way of examination as required, the ability to develop and sustain scholarly arguments in written form, by formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence;
  5. demonstrate independence of mind and initiative; intellectual integrity and maturity; an ability to evaluate the work of others, including peers.
Reading List
M Lynch, Scotland: A New History (London, 1992)
M Lynch (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Scottish History (Oxford, 2001)
T.M.Devine, The Scottish Nation: A Modern History (London, 2011)
T.M.Devine and Jenny Wormald (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Modern Scottish History (Oxford, 2012)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information There are no scheduled class hours, this is a general, or synoptic, paper which builds on knowledge gained in courses taken by single honours Scottish History Students.
KeywordsGeneral Scottish Paper
Course organiserProf Ewen Cameron
Tel: (0131 6)50 4031
Course secretaryMiss Clare Guymer
Tel: (0131 6)50 4030
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