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

Undergraduate Course: Ethnological Fieldwork Methods (SCET10032)

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
SummaryThe course focuses on the practice of undertaking ethnological fieldwork as well as on the issues and theories surrounding it. It is primarily aimed at students studying the discipline of ethnology. Students will undertake their own fieldwork as part of the course and will reflect on the experience. Please note that in 20/21 face to face fieldwork opportunities may be limited and subject to risk assessment. Issues to be addressed include questioning techniques, archiving and ethics. Concepts such as reflexivity, reciprocity, fieldback and Intangible Cultural Heritage will be explored. Key texts will guide the learning and teaching.
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
Additional Costs N/A
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 0 %, Coursework 80 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formative Automated tests - pass mark (40% correct) (5%); Reading journal (10%); Participation: discussions and conference peer-assessment (10%) Summative One presentation
for the Oral History Course Conference (15%) One essay of approximately 3,000 words (30%) A portfolio of annotated transcriptions (30%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate increased knowledge of the place of fieldwork in understanding cultural dynamics and practices;
  2. demonstrate experience of fieldwork interviewing and of critically evaluating the results;
  3. demonstrate increased knowledge of some of the issues and theories surrounding fieldwork practice within ethnology and folklore;
  4. 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
KeywordsFieldwork Ethnology Folklore Intangible Cultural Heritage
Contacts
Course organiserDr Neill Martin
Tel: (0131 6)51 1981
Email: neill.martin@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528
Email: vivien.macnish-porter@ed.ac.uk
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