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Scottish Castles and Palaces in European Context, c. 1100-1600 HIST5100

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • 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 will explore the history and archaeology of Scottish castles and palaces in the medieval and early modern periods, with case studies and at least one field trip alongside the broader comparative context.

Timetable

10 x 2 hours' seminars

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level.

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Assessment

1 x 3,500 word essay (70%)

Oral presentation and 1,000 word seminar paper (20%)

Seminar contribution (10%)

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ develop student understanding of the historical evidence relating to the construction, functions and development of Scottish castles and palaces in the medieval and early modern periods.

■ develop student understanding of the archaeological evidence relating to the construction, functions and development of Scottish castles and palaces in the medieval and early modern periods

■ develop student understanding of how the history and archaeology of Scottish castles and palaces compares to those elsewhere in Western Europe

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ assess Scottish castles and palaces as individual monuments and in relation to other Scottish examples

■ evaluate Scottish castles and palaces in relation to comparable European examples

■ apply an advanced knowledge of the construction, functions and development of castles in Europe

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.