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

Undergraduate Course: Cultural Revivalism (SCET10028)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryConcentrating 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?
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Scotland and Orality (SCET08008) AND Visualising Scotland (SCET08009)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students must have a background within the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  25
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 35 %, Practical Exam 15 %
Additional Information (Assessment) I written assessment (35%)
I oral presentation (15%)
I degree examination (50%)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an enhanced understanding of revival models and theories;
  2. demonstrate familiarity with a range of case studies of cultural revivals from Scotland and beyond;
  3. demonstrate a sound working knowledge of how scholars study revivalism methodologically;
  4. demonstrate effective engagement with archival material relating to revivalism;
  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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
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 secretaryMrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528
Email: vivien.macnish-porter@ed.ac.uk
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