Scotland Since 1914 ESH4011

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2 (Alternate Years)
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course assesses the economic transformation of Scotland since 1914, and analyses changes in social conditions and structure, considering the extent to which the Scottish economy has been shaped by external (UK, European, and overseas) forces. It also examines the range of social, cultural and economic diversities contained within modern Scotland.

Timetable

Lecture: one hour per week, Seminar: one hour per week. Please note this course does not run every session. For the current course list please see: http://www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/economicsocialhistory/honourscourselist

Requirements of Entry

Enrolment in an MA (SocSci) or MA (Arts) Honours Programme

Assessment

Essay 1 = 20%

Essay 2 = 20%

One two-hour examination (answer two questions) = 60%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

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

1. To assess the economic transformation of Scotland since 1914.

1. To analyse changes in social conditions and structure in Scotland since 1914.

1. To consider the extent to which the Scottish economy has been shaped by external (UK, European, and overseas) forces.

1. To examine the range of social, cultural and economic diversities contained within modern Scotland.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Discuss the nature and historical characteristics of contemporary Scottish economy and society.

1. Show an appreciation of the impact of historical forces in shaping economic and social conditions in Scotland.

1. Assess the impact of major exogenous shifts on a small open economy.

1. Consider the changing roles of class and political identity within the Scottish context over the period since 1914.

1. Situate the economic experience of twentieth century Scotland in both a UK and European context.

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.