Undergraduate Course: Scottish Politics since 1906 (SCHI10064)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course aims to provide an overview of Scottish politics since 1906. The role of political ideas, the electoral history of Scotland and the place of Scotland within the UK will be examined.
To present an overview of Scottish politics from 1906, encompassing a period in which the nineteenth century pattern of Liberal domination was broken down in the 1920s by the strength of Unionism and the rise of Labour. The rise of nationalism over the course of the period since 1960 wil be examined.l To counter a tendency to see Scottish politics in this period as marching along a 'road to devolution' or even independence. The course will help student put the recent independence referendum in its proper historical context. This will be pursued by analysis of a wide range of political issues: the economy, housing, land as well as the constitutional question.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||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, Personal Tutors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Administrator to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503780).
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting 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?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, command of the body of knowledge considered in the course;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, an ability to read, analyse and reflect critically upon relevant scholarship;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, an ability to understand, evaluate and utilise a variety of primary source material;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, the ability to develop and sustain scholarly arguments in oral and written form, by formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence;
- demonstrate independence of mind and initiative; intellectual integrity and maturity; an ability to evaluate the work of others, including peers.
|Ewen Cameron, Impaled Upon the Thistle: Scotland since 1880 (Edinburgh, 2010) |
I. G. C. Hutchison, Scottish Politics in the Twentieth Century (Basingstoke, 2001)
McKinlay, A. & Morris, R. J., The ILP on Clydeside, 1893-1932: from foundation to
Mitchell, J., Governing Scotland: the invention of administrative devolution (Basingstoke, 2004)
G. Hassan (ed.), The Scottish Labour Party:
history, institutions and ideas (Edinburgh, 2004)
T.M. Devine (ed.), Scotland and the union, 1707-2007 (Edinburgh, 2008)
McLean, I., The legend Of Red Clydeside (Edinburgh, 1983)
McLean, I, et al, Scotland's Choices: The Referendum and What Happens Afterwards (Edinburgh, 2013)
R.J.Finlay, Independent and Free: The Origins of the SNP (Edinburgh, 1994)
D. Torrance (ed),Whatever Happened to Tory Scotland? (Edinburgh, 2012)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||SP since 1906
|Course organiser||Ms Anna Feintuck
Tel: (0131 6)50 4384
|Course secretary||Mr Mark Newman
Tel: (0131 6)51 5232