Walks around Glasgow 4 ADED11609

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This series of five walks will cover areas around the West End, Park Circus, Anderston and the Blythswood estate. We will look at the architecture, history, industrial, commercial and residential parts of these areas, and hear of some of the notable Glaswegians associated with these areas. Walk one will start at the entrance to the Botanic Gardens and the junction of Queen Margaret Drive and Great Western Road.

Timetable

Block 2

Weeks 6-10

Tuesdays

13.00-15.00

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

N/A

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Provide students with a deeper knowledge of parts of Glasgow and their histories

■ Place particular focus on the architecture, history, industrial, commercial, recreational and residential sites, and some of the notable Glaswegians of the West End, Park Circus, Anderston and the Blythswood estate.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the history, architecture, people and background of designated areas in Glasgow.

■ Analyse a range of relevant source material in relation to the history of the areas under consideration

■ Actively participate in discussion during class to demonstrate knowledge and awareness

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.