Scottish Identity, History and Culture (CLST2612)


This unit will examine key defining moments in the history of Scottish self-awareness from the Picts to the Enlightenment. Topics may include internal conflict between different groups with different languages, external conflict with the country's nearest neighbours and cultural changes that arose from Scotland's part in the wider events of Europe such as the Reformation. It will concentrate on teaching students to use a variety of primary sources written, artistic and archaeological to elucidate problematic aspects of Scotland's culture.

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2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x2000wd exam (30%), 1x1000wd tutorial presentation (20%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

18 junior credit points from any of (Arabic, Archaeology, English, French, Ancient Greek, German, Hebrew, History, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Modern Greek, Sanskrit, or Spanish)

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