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Undergraduate Course: Scotland: from the Making of the Kingdom to Renaissance Monarchy (LLLE07009)

Course Outline
SchoolCentre for Open Learning CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis is a for-credit course offered by the Centre for Open Learning (COL); only students registered with OLL should be enrolled.

From earliest times, through the making of the Stewart dynasty to the great Renaissance monarchs of the 15th century. Explore how Scotland became a nation state, won her medieval wars with England and established the Stewarts on the throne. This course takes place at the National Museum of Scotland.
Course description Content of course
1. Scotland after the Romans: the early people of Scotland
2. The making of the kingdom
3. Scotland in the 11th and 12th centuries
4. Scotland before the Wars of Independence
5. The Wars of Independence: Edward I and William Wallace
6. The Wars of Independence: Robert the Bruce
7. The early Stewarts: Robert II to James III
8. Renaissance monarchy: James IV
9. Renaissance monarchy: James V
10. Culture and society in medieval Scotland
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  17
Course Start Lifelong Learning - Session 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 78 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The assessment is a 2000 word essay, worth 100% of the total mark.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. discuss the extent to which medieval Scotland was part of wider European Christendom, culturally, politically and religiously;
  2. exhibit some familiarity with the contemporary evidence for and current state of historical debate about medieval Scotland;
  3. evaluate medieval Scotland's relationship with England;
  4. discuss the importance of kingship in medieval Scotland, the sources from which their power derived, the limits of their power and the ways in which they exercised their authority;
  5. explain the process by which Scotland became a unified nation and the subsequent political, ecclesiastical and administrative development of the kingdom.
Reading List
Recommended reading:
Woolf, Alex, 2007. From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Oram, Richard, 2011. Domination and Lordship, Scotland 1070-1230. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Brown, Michael, 2004. The Wars of Scotland, 1214-1371. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Boardman, Steve, 2006. The First Stewart Dynasty, 1371-1488. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Dawson, Jane, 2007. Scotland Re-formed, 1488-1587. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This is a for-credit course offered by the Centre for Open Learning (COL); only students registered with COL should be enrolled.
Course organiserDr Sally Crumplin
Course secretaryMr Benjamin Mcnab
Tel: (0131 6)51 4832
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