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Undergraduate Course: Introducing Scottish Social History (Credit Plus) (LLLE07023)

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 COL should be enrolled.

An introduction to the social history of Scotland from 1830 to the present. Explore family life, work, housing, health and leisure, and examine the social changes in people's lives. Analyse historical texts, autobiographies, visual material and oral history. Learn how to study for credit on a course with study and essay writing skills built in.
Course description Content of course
The first part of each session is devoted to study skills which relate to the history content of the course.
Week Study Skills History
1 Introduction and course content. Introduction to social history - identifying concepts, methodologies, sources, etc.
2 Discussing learning styles, time management, note taking from lectures. Family life 1830-1990
3 Visit Edinburgh University Main Library. Housing the people (1) The Tenement City.
4 Essay writing - planning essay. Practice essay set. Housing the People (2) Post-war New Towns.
5 Note taking from the written word - mind maps and referencing. Work 1830-1990 - Occupational structure and male employment in urban Scotland.
6 Hand in practice essay - feedback on experience. Women's lives 1860-1960 (1) Emancipation and the Suffrage Movement.
7 Return of practice essay discussion and feedback. Women's Lives 1860-1960 (2)Domestic Service.
8 Practice unseen assessment - discussing essay writing skills. War and Society - impact of two World Wars 1914-1945.
9 Planning a response for the unseen assessment. Health and Welfare 1830-1950 Temperance and Social Reform. The Welfare State and the National Health Service.
10 Discussing essay plan for the credit essay - review of study skills learning. Questionnaire. Society at play - Sport and Recreation 1850-1990.
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:  16
Course Start Lifelong Learning - Session 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture 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. display an awareness of social developments in Scotland in the period, and an awareness of their context beyond Scotland;
  2. think critically about social change and the importance of class, gender and religion in historical trends;
  3. handle primary sources critically;
  4. reflect on broader study skills: note-taking, planning and writing essays.
Reading List
Smout, T.C., 1968. A Century of the Scottish People. London: Collins.
Thompson, F.M.L., 1992. The Cambridge Social History of Britain 1750¿1950. Vol. II, People and Environment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Dickson, A. & Treble, J. H., eds., 1992. People and Society in Scotland, Vol III, 1914¿1990. Edinburgh: John Donald.
Fraser, W.H. & Morris, R. J., eds., 1990. People and Society in Scotland, Vol. II, 1830¿1914. Edinburgh: John Donald.
Knox, W.W., 1999. Industrial Nation: Work, Culture and Society in Scotland, 1800¿Present. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Study skills texts:
Northedge, A., 2005. The Good Study Guide. Milton Keynes: OUP.
Smith, P., 1996. Writing an Assignment. Plymouth: How to Books Ltd.
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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