Scotland and the 2014 Independence Referendum (Summer School course) SPS3002
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Social and Political Sciences
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
- Typically Offered: Summer
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
This summer school course examines the historical roots of Scottish nationalism and Scotland's unique contribution to global development. It will look in detail at the 'Yes' and 'No' debates on the Scottish Independence Referendum.
Mid June to mid July 2014. Three 5-day weeks involving a mixture of lectures, workshop seminars, field trips, independent and group study, and final assessments
Requirements of Entry
You should be a current student enrolled at a higher education institution
There is no age restriction other than that you must be 18 years or over.
If your first language is not English we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent)
You should have a GPA of at least 3.0 (or equivalent). Special circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
A group presentation worth 25 per cent of final grade; and a written report based on reflections of contribution to the group presentation worth 75 per cent of final grade.
This summer school course:
■ examines the historical roots of Scottish nationalism and Scotland's unique contribution to global development;
■ will have Scottish legal experts discuss Scottish Constitutional Law and how it has evolved;
■ looks at the development of the Scottish Economy and a joint monetary system;
■ will have leading political scientists to explain the current political relationship with the rest of the UK under 'Devolution';
■ discusses the impact of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Scotland and their legacy;
■ examines in detail the 'Yes' and 'No' debates on the Scottish Independence Referendum.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Explain the origins of Scottish nationalism;
■ Summarise Scotland's contribution to major political, social, economic and scientific achievements in the world from the 18th to 21st Centuries;
■ Illustrate the development of Scottish Constitutional Law;
■ Describe the development of the Scottish Economy from the 18th Century until the present day;
■ Assess the Scotland's political relationship with the rest of the UK under 'Devolution';
■ Identify the socio-economic impact of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Scotland;
■ Represent and evaluate the main debates in the 'Yes' and 'No' campaigns in the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum
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.