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.

Issues, Ideologies And Institutions Of Modern Scotland HIST5012

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course introduces students in an interdisciplinary way to the key themes, ideological traditions and institutional settings in the history of Scottish political culture - broadly defined - since the Union of 1707. Students will encounter various different approaches to political culture, including those of history, political science and literary studies.

Timetable

ten 2-hours seminars

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level.

Excluded Courses

none

Co-requisites

none

Assessment

■ 1 essay of c. 3000 words (70%)

■ 1 seminar presentation (20%)

■ Seminar contribution (10%)

Course Aims

This course aims to

■ introduce students in an interdisciplinary way to key themes, ideological traditions and institutional settings in the history of Scottish political culture - broadly defined - since the Union of 1707

■ present different approaches to political culture, including those of history, political science, literary studies and the law.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ apply a knowledge of the key issues, ideologies and institutions of modern Scottish history and politics

■ identify interdisciplinary approaches to the study of politics, institutions and their wider hinterlands in both elite and popular culture.

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.