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

Undergraduate Course: Visualising Scotland (SCET08009)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will critically examine the way Scotland portrays and has portrayed itself through visual media. The overall intention is to arrive at a critical understanding of the contribution visual productions make to concepts like nationhood, identity, heritage, tradition and cultural difference. We will also seek to arrive at an appreciation of the power, resonance and continuing influence these productions exert. Drawing upon a wide range of examples from paintings, films, documentaries and other visual media past and present we will explore how Scotland presents itself to itself; how Scotland presents itself to an external audience and how Scotland is represented visually by an external audience.
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 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 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Course work: one essay of 3,000 words, week 10 (50%); Degree examination: one two-hour paper (50%)
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of the critical techniques involved in analysing and critically interpreting visual media;
  2. demonstrate a critical appreciation of the relationship between visual representation and identity formation in the Scottish context;
  3. critically analyse the material studied as both visual art and as a source for the study of Scottish cultural history;
  4. evaluate and apply different interdisciplinary approaches in order to appraise the subject-matter of the course;
  5. demonstrate competence in transferable skills, e.g. close engagement with texts, critical evaluation of source material, independent reading, coherent and clearly structured writing, group discussion, time management.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.celtscot.ed.ac.uk/
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Neill Martin
Tel: (0131 6)51 1981
Email: neill.martin@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
Email: Annie.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
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