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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Scottish Ethnology

Undergraduate Course: Scottish Studies 1B: Creating Scotland (SCET08007)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course provides an introduction to the topographical, social and cultural features of Scotland and examines their influence upon each other over time. The diversity of Scotland's resources, the nature of its land and seascapes and the complexity of its settlement patterns are explored and regional variety in material culture and linguistic forms, and the identities which result, are illustrated. Ways in which family, community and work experience are manifested and expressed in a range of cultural forms form a signficant element of the course, and students are given solid grounding in the sources and methods appropriate for the study of these in a strong theoretical context.
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Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
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High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 33, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 159 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) "1. Automatic quizzes (0%: optional)
2. Reading journals (5%)
3. Essay: 2000 words (50%)
4. Take-home assessment: 3 x 500 word answers, 7 days to complete (45%)"
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a clear understanding of Scotland's topography, resources, society and culture and their interaction from the earliest times to the present;
  2. describe the nature of regional variety in human experience on the basis of settlement history and patterns, linguistic forms, and features of material and oral culture;
  3. demonstrate critical engagement with a range of different types of evidence (e.g. visual, oral, and written) relevant to the study of individual and group experience in Scotland;
  4. identify major methodological and analytical approaches to the study of Scottish phenomena and put these into practice;
  5. 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.
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Course organiserDr William Lamb
Tel: (0131 6)50 3624
Course secretaryMs Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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