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

Undergraduate Course: Scottish Studies 1A: Conceptualising Scotland (SCET08006)

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
SummaryAn introduction to the study of culture, society and tradition in Scotland, with the emphasis on de-constructing competing conceptions and images of the nation. Theoretical approaches to the investigation of cultural construction, representation and expression are introduced through heritage, literature, folklore, music, song, visual art and the popular media. Students are also invited to consider the political context of cultural representation and investigate the interface between culture and industry.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
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 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Course work: one essay of 3000 words (50%); Degree examination: one two-hour paper (50%)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Scottish Studies 1A: Conceptualising Scotland2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. understand how academics study 'the nation';
  2. actively engage with core texts and other media relating to cultural expression and identity within a Scottish and comparative context;
  3. demonstrate a critical appreciation of competing modes of cultural representation within Scotland;
  4. demonstrate experience of producing critical texts on key issues and problems through course work tasks;
  5. demonstrate enhanced confidence in group discussion participation and presentation of ideas.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.celtscot.ed.ac.uk/
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Gary West
Tel: (0131 6)50 4151
Email: Gary.West@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
Email: Annie.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
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