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HI552T: THE SCOTTISH DIASPORA (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

The course has a global reach, engaging participants with the motives and experiences of emigrants and sojourners in the Scottish diaspora, and connecting those themes back to Scotland. Topics covered include historiographical debtes; causes and consequences of late eighteenth-century emigration; Highland and Lowland Clearances; the recruitment business; Scots and Native Americans; Religion and Faith in the Diaspora; the Inter-war Exodus; the significance of sojourning; strengths and weaknesses of emigrant testimony as a source; and the diaspora in literature, poetry and popular culture. Depending on students' interests, particular attention may be paid to Scottish settlement and its impact in a particular location, particularly the USA, Canada, New Zealand, or Australia.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Marjory Harper

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

None.

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course has a global reach, engaging participants with the motives and experiences of emigrants and sojourners in the Scottish diaspora, and connecting those themes back to Scotland. Topics covered include historiographical debtes; causes and consequences of late eighteenth-century emigration; Highland and Lowland Clearances; the recruitment business; Scots and Native Americans; Religion and Faith in the Diaspora; the Inter-war Exodus; the significance of sojourning; strengths and weaknesses of emigrant testimony as a source; and the diaspora in literature, poetry and popular culture. Depending on students' interests, particular attention may be paid to Scottish settlement and its impact in a particular location, particularly the USA, Canada, New Zealand, or Australia.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Written assignments, totalling 4,000 words.

Resit: One opportunity to resubmit the original assignment.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Detailed written feedback to all assignments. Prompt response to emails and other enquiries.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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