Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Scottish Culture (Semester 1) HIST5091

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

An interdisciplinary approach to Scottish history and culture ranging from the early Christian era to the present day, drawing upon the perspectives and methodologies of a number of subject areas including Archaeology, Celtic, Scottish History and Scottish Literature.

Timetable

10 weekly teaching sessions of 2 hours each

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

Not applicable

Co-requisites

Not applicable

Assessment

One essay (70%) approx 3000 words

Two oral presentations (2x10%) approx 30 minutes each

Seminar contribution (10%)

Course Aims

The course aims:

■ To create and foster general knowledge of the cultural and historical development of Scotland between the early Christian era and the present day, with particular reference to the principal interpretative themes and debates

■ To foster experience and understanding of an interdisciplinary approach to Scottish cultural and historical development, with primary emphasis upon Archaeology, Celtic & Gaelic, History and Literature

■ To foster understanding of the theoretical and empirical implications, and the intellectual benefits and challenges, of an interdisciplinary approach to Scottish cultural and historical development

■ To foster understanding of how to evaluate critically a broad range of cultural material relating to Scottish cultural and historical development, and draw legitimate conclusions based upon the evidence

■ To develop oral and written academic presentational skills appropriate to Masters level and beyond

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Demonstrate general knowledge of the cultural and historical development of Scotland between the early Christian era and the present day, with particular reference to the principal interpretative themes and debates

■ Articulate this knowledge in interdisciplinary terms, with primary reference to Archaeology, Celtic & Gaelic, History and Literature

■ Evaluate the theoretical and empirical implications, and the intellectual benefits and challenges, of an interdisciplinary approach to Scottish cultural and historical development

■ Evaluate critically a broad range of cultural material relating to Scottish cultural and historical development, and draw legitimate conclusions based upon the evidence

■ Demonstrate enhanced oral and written academic presentational skills appropriate to Masters level and beyond