Lewis & Clark - Introducing Scotland: Perspectives On The Past HIST1004

  • Academic Session: 2015-16
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course is designed specifically for overseas students from Lewis & Clark at the University of Glasgow. It aims to give students a range of stimulating and enjoyable opportunities to experience different aspects of Scottish History and Culture.

Timetable

Pre-sessional

Requirements of Entry

Being part of the Lewis & Clark scheme

Excluded Courses

MSGU

Assessment

NOT APPLICABLE

Course Aims

The aims of this course are:


To introduce students to key themes and issues in Scottish history, literature and culture, with particular emphasis upon exploring myths and realities about Scotland, transatlantic and overseas connections, and the role of Glasgow
To provide an innovative learning experience through excursions and site visits to libraries, museums, archives and the urban environment
To make students aware of the current approaches being taken by scholars towards the history, literature and culture of Scotland, and of areas of particular controversy and debate
To enhance critical, analytical and presentational skills, through submission of a written paper
To complement the knowledge and skills which students will acquire through participation in Level 1 and 2 courses in Scottish history and literature at the University of Glasgow.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On completion of the course students should be able to demonstrate:
knowledge and understanding of key themes and issues in Scottish history, literature and culture, with particular emphasis upon exploring myths and realities about Scotland, and transatlantic and overseas connections
awareness of historic and cultural aspects of the landscape of Glasgow and Scotland 
a knowledge of the latest critical thinking on the subject, including areas of particular controversy and debate
their enhanced critical, analytical and presentational skills, through submission of a written paper
knowledge and skills acquired through participation in Level 1 and 2 courses in Scottish history and literature at the University of Glasgow