Undergraduate Course: Cultural Revivalism (SCET10028)
|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||Concentrating on Scotland, but set within an international perspective, this course looks at the phenomenon of revivalism within popular culture movements in recent and modern times. Models and theories of revivalism will be explored, and a range of case studies from the creative arts - music, songs, storytelling, custom, belief - will be presented. Underlying this course will be a range of questions which students will be asked to explore: why do revivals take place? What can they tellus about attitudes to such concepts as tradition, progress and modernity? How do they work? In what ways have they changed the cultural landscape of contemporary society in Scotland and elsewhere?
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)
||I written assessment (35%)
I oral presentation (15%)
I degree examination (50%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate an enhanced understanding of revival models and theories;
- demonstrate familiarity with a range of case studies of cultural revivals from Scotland and beyond;
- demonstrate a sound working knowledge of how scholars study revivalism methodologically;
- demonstrate effective engagement with archival material relating to revivalism;
- demonstrate competence in transferable skills, e.g. close engagement with texts, critical evaluation of source material, independent reading, coherent and clearly structured writing, oral presentation, group discussion and time management.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Gary West
Tel: (0131 6)50 4151
|Course secretary||Mrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528