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Undergraduate Course: Contemporary Scotland (SCHI10010)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course is designed to look at a range of issues in contemporary Scotland and to place them in a historical context. Considerable attention will be paid to assessing the problems relating to primary source material for contemporary history.
Course description The course aims to provide historical contextualisation for issues in contemporary Scotland. A broad range of themes will be covered in the seminars: politics, economic developments, education, identity, race and ethnicity, religion and sectarianism, regional diversity, land reform. The course is designed to make students aware of the intellectual issues surrounding the study of contemporary history using empirical material drawn from recent Scottish history.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Directors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503767).
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should usually have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
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, by way of coursework and examination as required, that they have gained knowledge and understanding of this period of Scottish history;
  2. demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, some skills in critical reading of primary and secondary sources;
  3. demonstrate some skills in completion of independent research leading to seminar presentation and submission of written work to a required standard;
  4. demonstrate some skills in participation in group seminar work and an appreciation of the responsibility to other members of the group.
Reading List
Abrams, L and C Brown (eds), A History of Everyday Life in Twentieth Century Scotland (Edinburgh, 2010)
Cameron, E, Impaled Upon a Thistle: Scotland since 1880 (Edinburgh, 2010)
Devine, T et al (eds), The Transformation of Scotland: The Economy since 1700 (Edinburgh, 2005)
Devine, T and J Wormald (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Modern Scottish History (Edinburgh, 2012)
McCrone, D, Understanding Scotland: The Sociology of a Nation (London, 2000)
MacDonald, CMM, Whaur Extremes Meet: Scotland's Twentieth Century (Edinburgh, 2010)
Paterson, L, Scottish Education in the Twentieth Century (Edinburgh, 2004)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsContemp Scotland
Course organiserProf Ewen Cameron
Tel: (0131 6)50 4031
Course secretaryMiss Clare Guymer
Tel: (0131 6)51 5566
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