Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Making History FTV4106

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

Making History is a practical and theoretical course which will explore debates about the value of creative arts in engaging with aspects of Scottish history. Focusing on recent theoretical perspectives on 'multiple relations with the past', the course will involve students making creative outputs on an aspect of Scottish history (either individually or in groups) and reflecting on their own practice.

The course is co-taught by staff from School of Culture and Creative Arts and the School of Humanities, thereby seeking to develop new ways of learning and teaching through an interdisciplinary approach.

Timetable

1 x 1 hr lecture and 1 x 1 hr Practical Class per week (weeks 1-6);

1 x 2 hr Practical Class per week (weeks 8-11) as scheduled on Mycampus

Requirements of Entry

Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into History and/or Film & TV programmes, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes who qualify under the University's 25% regulation.

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Presentation (5 minutes) - 15% 

Creative Output (equivalent to 1000 words) - 25%

Critical Reflection (2500 words) - 60% 

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. Where, exceptionally, reassessment on Honours courses is required to satisfy professional/accreditation requirements, only the overall course grade achieved at the first attempt will 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:

 

■ Examine, through discussion and practise, the value of creative arts in engaging with aspects of Scottish history.

■ Recognise the variety of forms of recreating the recent and remote past in Scotland in different disciplines.

■ Critically evaluate the different ways in which the past is presented in history writing, digital history, and in a variety of art forms (for example in creative writing, performance, film or popular music/song) in relation to recent theoretical perspectives on 'multiple relations with the past'

■ Apply the approaches used by practice researchers in making and reflecting on their own creative outputs.

■ Introduce students to the academic benefits of creative research 

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

 

■ Articulate the value of creative arts in engaging with aspects of Scottish history.

■ Critically analyse a variety of forms of recreating the recent and remote past in Scotland in different disciplines.

■ Examine the different ways in which the past is presented in history and in a variety of art forms in light of recent theoretical perspectives on 'multiple relations with the past'.

■ Summarise the approaches used by practice researchers in making and reflecting on their own creative outputs.

■ Undertake independent critical analysis of and reflect on their own creative outputs, developing skills essential to future independent research projects.

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.