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Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology

Archaeology

Certificate in Field Archaeology

Field School

The course introduces students to the practice of standing building recording, with specific reference to techniques not requiring sophisticated and expensive surveying equipment.  Basic principles covered include how to establish a baseline for survey, measurement techniques, how to interpret building modifications and repairs, and how to archaeologically phase a standing structure.

Alan Leslie MA PhD
4107 £245
  
Field trip will be held in July
(5 meetings)
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Egyptology incl Ancient Near East

Ancient Egyptian Temples

We will explore the architecture of Ancient Egyptian tombs and temples, and the ideas and practices associated with them. Students will be expected to learn about different types of Egyptian temple, as well as specific temples such as the pyramid complexes of Giza and the temples of Thebes. Particular emphasis will be put on how to use archaeological sites as a source for the study of Ancient Egypt, and on how to interpret archaeological sites in their social and historical context. Course can be taken online.

Claire Gilmour
22819 £115.00
14.00-16.00 Wednesday 15 June 2016
(10 meetings)
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Introduction to the ancient Near East

The Ancient Near East, stretching from ancient Anatolia in the north and Mesopotamia in the south, was a dynamic patchwork of neighbouring cities and empires, often at odds, but also trading goods and ideas with one another. Drawing on archaeology, religion and art, this course introduces students to the cultural, social and historical landscapes of the Ancient Near East (from c. 7000 – c. 600 BC), charting the rise and fall of its rich and turbulent powers.

Claire Gilmour MA MLitt
12874 £115
  
19.00-21.00 Wednesdays from 15 June 2016
(10 meetings)
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Sacred animals in ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptians are popularly known as animal lovers, but what evidence survives for the worship of gods in animal form? Did the Egyptians have pets? And why did the Egyptians mummify millions of specimens of countless species? Tying in with a major exhibition visiting Glasgow in 2016, this day school goes in search of the truths behind the myths.

Campbell Price BA MA PhD
9237 £30
10.00-16.00 Saturday 18 June 2016
(1 meeting)
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Art and Art History

Art History

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A guided tour of Dutch, Flemish and French art in Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Kelvingrove Art Gallery has one of the finest collections of Dutch, Flemish and French art in Britain. This half-day event will take the form of a guided tour of the collections, looking at works by such masters as Rubens, Rembrandt, Ruisdael, Millet, Mon

Maureen Park MA AMA PhD
22795 £15
10.00-13.00 Tuesday 12th July 2016
(1 meeting)
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A guided tour of Scottish Art in Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Kelvingrove Art Gallery has one of the finest collections of Scottish art in Britain. This half-day event will take the form of a guided tour of the collections, looking at works by such masters as Ramsay, Jacob More, Raeburn, Wilkie, Orchardson, McTagga

Maureen Park MA AMA PhD
22796 £15
10.00-13.00 Tuesday 28th June 2016
(1 meeting)
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Caravaggio

Elisabetta Toreno Dott.ssa
21267 £30
10.00-16.00 Saturday 18 June 2016
(1 meeting)
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The Glasgow Boys and the Scottish Colourists

This special day event celebrates the remarkable art of the Glasgow Boys and the Scottish Colourists. Placing them within the context of the artistic developments in Scotland and France, we will examine what they were trying to achieve and explore many examples of their stunning paintings. Guthrie, Lavery, Paterson, Walton, Henry, Hornel, Fergusson, Peploe, Cadell and Hunter are among the artists represented.

Maureen Park
22807 £30
10.00-16.00 Wednesday 20 July 2016
(1 meeting)
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Turner and Landscape Painting

Joseph Mallord William Turner - the ‘only perfect landscape painter whom the world has ever seen’ (John Ruskin) or the man whose landscapes were ‘pictures of nothing and very like’ (William Hazlitt)? We will explore the paintings which provoked such contradictory criticisms, focusing on Turner’s response to great art of the past and his relationship to contemporary artists.

Helen Sutherland
22808 £30
10.00-13.00 Wednesday 13 July 2016
(1 meeting)
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Practical Art

An introduction to portrait drawing in a week

This intensive week-long course introduces the absolute beginner to accurate drawing of the human head. You will learn about proportion and perspective, line, tone, texture and colour and how to use various drawing techniques and media. In a series of simple lessons and demonstrations you will learn how to draw he human head from various angles. A small fee will be charged for the model. Materials are not provided.

Maggie Ramage DA
14156 £172.5
10.00-16.00 Monday-Friday from 13 June 2016
(5 meetings)
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Botanical painting and illustration

This course is suitable for beginners and students with some previous experience. It is for people with little or no prior drawing experience who want to learn how to draw flowers, fruit and vegetables with ease. Through tutor demonstrations you will see how to use watercolour properly and by the end of the course you will have a body of completed work. New students are very welcome. Materials are not included.

Clare Crines MA BA
1245 £172.5
10.00-15.00 Monday-Friday from 27 June 2016
(5 meetings)
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Painting landscapes

This relaxed and enjoyable day event is for all amateur painters, no matter their preferred medium, who would like gain confidence in their painting technique. We will concentrate on the importance of shape, colour and texture in landscape painting as well as developing more expressive brushwork and mark making. Materials are not provided.

Julie Smith
6741 £30
10.00-16.00 Wednesday 10 August 2016
(1 meeting)
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Counselling Skills

Counselling

Counselling Skills

This four-day course provides entry-level students, with or without prior experience, the opportunity to work with accredited trainers to develop counselling skills. Listening and responding skills will be a major focus, as well as the enhancement of personal and professional development. This is an excellent preparatory course for the Certificate in Counselling Skills and allows students to gauge their suitability for a career in counselling.

Caterina O'Connor MA CQSW CASS DipCPS DipTP Richard Michael McCalmont BA BACP Counsellor
2362 £115
10.00-16.00 Tuesday-Friday from 19 July 2016
(4 meetings)
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Creative Writing

Fiction Writing

Writing Fiction: Residential Weekend

This course is under review so we will not be taking enrolments at this time. However, if you wish to express an interest, please contact us and will take a note of your details.

Alan McMunnigall BA
9999 £250
10.00-16.00 Friday-Sunday from 17 June 2016
(3 meetings)
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Intro to Creative Writing

Introduction To Creative Writing 4

This course introduces students to a range of techniques and forms in creative writing. Students will have the opportunity to write short stories, novels and non-fiction. New students are welcome.

Cathy McSporran PhD MLitt BA Hons
3774 £115
13.00-15.00 Thursdays from 16 June 2016
(10 meetings)
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Short Story Writing

Creative Writing: Short Stories

This course will focus on starting and completing writing projects. Students will undertake practical tasks and discussion will include topics such as publishing.

Cathy McSporran PhD MLitt BA Hons
6361 £115
19.00-21.00 Wednesdays from 15 June 2016
(10 meetings)
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History

American

The US Presidential Election 2016: Then there was two

This one day event shall consider the recent primary races of the Democratic and Republican candidates for the 2016 US Presidential Election. It shall then cover events of the recent party conventions and then look forward to the election in November. We shall consider the potential fortunes and futures for America.

Murray Leith
22828 £30.00
10.00-16.00 Saturday 30 July 2016
(1 meeting)
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European and world

Day events

The Challenge of the Democratic Peace

President Bill Clinton supported democratic promotion on the grounds that democratic states do not go to war with one another. Is this true and what is the evidence for such claims? This course will examine the issue in detail and assess the strengths and weaknesses of the theory. It will also use case studies to interrogate how such a peace could operate in practice

Brian Girvin
21417 £15
10.00-13.00 Saturday 4 June 2016
(1 meeting)
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Hitler, appeasement and the road to war

This course is an assessment of Britain’s appeasement policy and the key roles played by Adolf Hitler and Chamberlain in the events that led to the outbreak of the Second World War. It looks at Hitler's foreign-policy aims, why appeasement became British foreign policy and, most extensively, the role of Chamberlain and appeasement in the unfolding international crisis of the late 1930s.

Oliver Thomson MA PhD
5786 £57.5
11.00-13.00 Wednesdays from 15 June 2016
(5 meetings)
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Was Voltaire Wrong? Free Speech, Censorship and the Right to Offend

Virtually all governments censor free speech and public opinion is often censorious. The right to free speech is not unambigious. Should we allow terrorists a public platform or Holocaust denial? This event will explore these and other questions, emphasising the cost of free speech as well as its place in a a tolerant society.

Brian Girvin BA, MA, PhD
9750 £30
10.00-16.00 Saturday 23 July 2016
(1 meeting)
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Scottish, Irish and local

Dreaming spires: the architecture and sculpture of Glasgow University

Discover the architectural and sculptural glories of the university on this three hour walk round campus. Gilmorehill has a wealth of interesting buildings and carvings, not all of it obvious, and this guided walk will show and discuss the best of them. From the Hunterian Memorial to the science mural, and from Pearce Lodge to the university chapel, we'll look at the rich variety of the built environment.

Ronnie Scott BA Mphil PhD FSA Scot
6287 £15
10.00-13.00 Friday 22 July 2016
(1 meeting)
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Sights and sites of Govan

Govan has changed greatly from its heyday as a burgh and major ship-building centre. Come and hear of Govan's history from the early Christian stones onwards, and what we can still see as well as what we have lost. This half-day event will be held on the University campus.

Margaret E. Anderson M.A., M.Sc.
6523 £15
10.00-13.00 Tuesday 21 June 2016
(1 meeting)
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The 2016 Scottish Parliament Elections: winners, losers and players

This course will examine the voting patterns/voter behaviour, electoral results and political outcomes of the 2016 Scottish Parliament Election. We shall consider what the implications tell us about the potential government Scotland, and the implications for future.

Murray Stewart Leith BA MA PhD
1593 £30
10.00-16.00 Saturday 25 June 2016
(1 meeting)
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The sack 'em up men: Graverobbers and surgeons in Glasgow

Before the Anatomy Act of 1832, the medical schools of Glasgow and elsewhere relied on stolen corpses for teaching and research. This class explores the victims, the robbers and the surgeons involved in this grisly trade, and looks at how ordinary people tried to protect the recently deceased. We'll also look at how communities tried to secure burial grounds, with effects that are still visible today.

Ronnie Scott BA Mphil PhD FSA Scot
6503 £30
10.00-16.00 Saturday 30 July 2016
(1 meeting)
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The Scottish Enlightenment

What do people mean when they mention the 'Scottish Enlightenment'? When did it take place? Who were the key figures? Why did Edinburgh play such an important role? This class will introduce students to the main political, economic, social, religious, cultural and educational circumstances that supported Scotland's Enlightenment.

Kirsty McAlister BA (Hons), PGCE, PhD
7518 £15
10.00-13.00 Wednesday 15 June 2016
(1 meeting)
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Walk around Govan

Come and explore Govan from Govan Cross west. See the fine remaining buildings, hear about the figures of importance in Govan's past, find out what Govan's role was at the time of the Strathclyde kingdom, hear about the shipyards and the shipbuilders, see the fine statues of some of them. The walk will leave from Govan Cross subway station and return to near there.

Margaret E. Anderson M.A., M.Sc.
9695 £15
10.00-13.00 Thursday 23 June 2016
(1 meeting)
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Walk around Govan East

Come and explore Govan from Govan Cross east. See the fine remaining buildings, hear about the figures of importance in Govan's past, hear about the shipyards and the shipbuilders, learn of the history of the burgh and see the burgh buildings, see the dry docks and Prince's Dock, see the Science Centre and the Festival Park as 21st C sites. The walk will leave from Govan Cross subway station and finish near Ibrox subway station.

Margaret E. Anderson M.A., M.Sc.
1931 £15
14.00-17.00 Thursday 23 June 2016
(1 meeting)
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Walk around Partick

Come and explore the riverside area of Partick from the Kelvin westwards. The mills and bridges, shipyards, other industries, the inns, the people and the buildings will all be considered and we will see what remains. This walk will leave from the side of the former Museum of Transport.

Margaret E. Anderson M.A., M.Sc.
5682 £15
10.00-13.00 Thursday 16 June 2016
(1 meeting)
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Walk around Partickhill

Come and explore the area north of Dumbarton Road up the hill to the fine villas of Partickhill. The Dowanhill Estate plan and how it developed will be seen, as well as other school and church buildings and the Partick Burgh Hall. Recreational sites will also be noted. The course will begin from the north side of Dumbarton road at the Maggie's Centre near to the entry to the University.

Margaret E. Anderson M.A., M.Sc.
2914 £15
14.00-17.00 Thursday 16 June 2016
(1 meeting)
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Walks around Glasgow 8, Walk 6

The Port Dundas area was Glasgow's first port; this walk will explore this area and see parts of the two canals, hear about their past and see what is happening for the future.

Margaret E Anderson MA MSc
13409 £15
10.00-13.00 Thursday 9 June 2016
(1 meeting)
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Who were the Jacobites?

Often the subject of romanticism and myth, the Jacobites remain intriguing and compelling. This class will provide students with an understanding of the origins and impact of the Jacobite movement, and will place Scotland’s experience firmly within its wider British and European context. Was the failure of Jacobitism inevitable?

Kirsty McAlister BA (Hons), PGCE, PhD
6816 £15
10.00-13.00 Wednesdays 8 June 2016
(1 meeting)
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Language

Italian

Day events

A one day introduction to Italian

In the course of this day you will (a) listen to and understand stories and conversations in Italian (b) learn and practise Italian pronunciation, vocabulary and expressions for everyday situations (c) learn by heart snippets of poems, songs and jokes - which will really impress native speakers (d) quickly learn the most common words used in Italian, and any you would particularly like to learn, through the use of imaginative mnemonic techniques (e) be directed towards excellent resources for further learning. You won’t learn to speak Italian fluently in a day – an impossible task! – but you will acquire the ability and confidence to engage in conversation, and hopefully have some fun in the process. There will be both explanation/discussion in English and periods of immersion in Italian, with visual aids to support comprehension. Lunch break: 12.30 to 1.30.

Liam Kane
22820 £30
10.00-16.00 Saturday 9 July 2016
(1 meeting)
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Literature, Film and Music

Literature

Introduction To Contemporary American Fiction 1

This course constitutes an introduction to the main aspects and concerns in contemporary American fiction and poetry. Texts to be studied will be three novels and short story collections.

Pamela Ross BA MLitt
12851 £115
  
19.00-21.00 Thursdays from 16 June 2016
(10 meetings)
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Music

Reading and Writing Music (intensive)

This course introduces the fundamentals of reading and writing music. Rhythm and pitch notation, scale formation as well as elementary sight-reading and composition will be included, allowing you to sing or learn to play a musical instrument with confidence. Computer-aided learning and practical work will be important features of the course.

Moira Ann Harris BMus PhD LTCL PGCE
14160 £115
13:00-16:30 Monday-Friday from 1 August 2016
(5 meetings)
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Social Sciences

Legal studies

A voyage of discovery exploring legal cases that make Scots Law

How are the downing of a PAN-AM passenger jet, snails and ginger beer bottles, Nuremberg, murders with no bodies, advice to suspects at police stations, marital rape, and flu remedies connected? Come and find out more about these famous real-life cases. Decisions made in such cases have shaped Scot’s Law and affects your actions every day.

Gillian Mawdsley LLM LLB DipLP Dip FM NP
7477 £30
10.00-16.00 Wednesday 1 June 2016
(1 meeting)
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Mindfulness

Mindfulness: managing stress and bringing peace to your work and home life

Mindfulness can have significant benefits in both your professional and personal life. Through case studies, you will learn how others have benefitted from introducing mindfulness to their lives. You will also have an experiential introduction to mindfulness as well as having practical tips on how to introduce mindfulness, both at home and at work.

Karen Fenna MA PGDip
3366 £30
10.00-16.00 Saturday 19 June
(1 meeting)
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