Undergraduate Course: Scottish Emigrant Traditions (SCET10011)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course explores the concepts of culture transfer and adaptation in the context of Scottish emigration. The approach is based upon community case studies, mainly in Eastern Canada, though material is included from other areas of settlement. Various genres of oral tradition and aspects of material culture and community life are dealt with, largely from the perspective of a Highlands and Islands background.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students must have a background within the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Essay (3000 words) (35%)
Presentation (15 minutes) and a write-up (25%)
Take home end of course assignment (3 questions x 500 words), 7 days to complete (30%)
Participation (based on journal contribution) (10%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate an empirical knowledge of settlement history and patterns and the nature of culture transfer and adaptation there;
- demonstrate experience in close reading of relevant texts and other sources for the subject;
- demonstrate an ability to apply theoretical and analytical approaches to the material;
- demonstrate an understanding of the life and culture of diaspora Scots, mainly from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, in comparative contexts;
- show competence in transferable skills, e.g. critical evaluation of source material, independent reading, coherent and clearly structured writing, oral presentation, group discussion, time management.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Robert Dunbar
Tel: (0131 6)50 3621
|Course secretary||Mrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528