The Scottish Renaissance, C1400-1625 HIST4168

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Course Aims

The aims common to all the Department's Honours modules are as follows:

1. to develop the intellectual interests and analytical skills acquired by students during their first two years;
2. To offer the opportunity to study previously unfamiliar methodological approaches, chronological periods and geographical areas by offering a wide choice of options;
3. To offer the opportunity to develop skills in historical computing, as well as basic IT awareness;
4. To introduce complex historical debates and interpretations, to develop skill in interpreting primary sources where appropriate, and to inform the discussion with new ideas derived from lecturers' current research;
5. To encourage the development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiative, personal choice, group discussion and, where appropriate, a problem-solving teamwork.

Timetable

The course will be taught twice weekly

Assessment

Class essay is 2000 words

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims common to all the Department's Honours modules are as follows:

1. to develop the intellectual interests and analytical skills acquired by students during their first two years;
2. To offer the opportunity to study previously unfamiliar methodological approaches, chronological periods and geographical areas by offering a wide choice of options;
3. To offer the opportunity to develop skills in historical computing, as well as basic IT awareness;
4. To introduce complex historical debates and interpretations, to develop skill in interpreting primary sources where appropriate, and to inform the discussion with new ideas derived from lecturers' current research;
5. To encourage the development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiative, personal choice, group discussion and, where appropriate, a problem-solving teamwork.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

i) Demonstrate an awareness of the key developments in Scottish culture in the late medieval and early modern period.
ii) Demonstrate the ability to critically assess Scottish cultural achievements across a wide range of media.
iii) Demonstrate an awareness of different approaches to cultural history, including artistic and architectural criticism, and literary and textual analysis.
iv) Demonstrate an ability to analyse and interpret a variety of primary and secondary sources, and evaluate historiographical debates relevant to the course, to present clear and effective arguments in oral and written work.