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EF3501: SCOTTISH FOLKLORE AND ORAL TRADITIONS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course introduces students to the principal aspects of Scottish oral traditions from historical times to the present. It should appeal to both international and local students who are interested in learning more about traditional culture in Scotland, as well as the disciplines of Ethnology, Folklore, and Ethnomusicology.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Thomas McKean

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 3
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will introduce students to the internationally-renowned wealth of Scottish oral traditions, including Scots song, Gaelic song, ballads, folk narrative (folktales, legends, jokes, riddles, proverbs), vernacular medicine, place-names, instrumental music, and dance. Guest artists will demonstrate these genres in class so that students can watch, listen, and experience tradition first-hand. Students will not only study the history of these art forms, but also the contexts from which they have emerged and how they are carried on today.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 34, 38 - 41

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Essay

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Oral and Written Field Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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