Undergraduate Course: Scotland and Heritage (SCET10015)
|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||The course seeks to examine, from an ethnological stance, the presentation and consumption of Scottish cultural tradition through an exploration of heritage as both concept and industry. Using a number of thematic case studies, students will be encouraged to critically deconstruct the term 'heritage' and consider its role in the creation and maintenance of local and national identities. A visit to one heritage organisation will be included.
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 2019/20, 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)
||1 written assessment (40%)
1 oral presentation (10%)
1 degree examination (50%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate engagement with scholarly literature relating to the concept of heritage;
- demonstrate an empirical familiarity with the historical development of the heritage industry within Scotland;
- demonstrate a critical awareness of the aims, objectives and practices of the key institutions within the Scottish heritage industry;
- demonstrate enhanced ethnological research skills through focused engagement with both exhibition- and web-based materials;
- 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.
|Course organiser||Prof Gary West
Tel: (0131 6)50 4151
|Course secretary||Ms Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167