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EF5004: PERSPECTIVES ON TRADITION, IDENTITY, AND FIELDWORK (2020-2021)

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Course Overview

This course is divided into three strands: ‘Perspectives on Tradition’, ‘Perspectives on Identity’, and ‘Perspectives on Fieldwork’. These three strands come together to show how concepts from the disciplines of Ethnology and Folklore may be theoretically and practically applied to contemporary society.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Nicolas Le Bigre

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

  • Master of Letters in Ethnology and Folklore

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

This course is divided into three strands: ‘Perspectives on Tradition’, ‘Perspectives on Identity’, and ‘Perspectives on Fieldwork’. These three strands come together to show how concepts from the disciplines of Ethnology and Folklore may be theoretically and practically applied to contemporary society.

 

The ‘Tradition’ strand addresses conceptual approaches and ways of thinking about culture. ‘Identity’ examines, through historical narrative, language, media, and cultural tourism, what it means to be Scottish and/or to live in Scotland today. The ‘Advanced Fieldwork and Archiving’ strand introduces students to a range of specialist fieldwork methods and the theory behind them, giving training and practice in their use. There will be training in library and archive research, interviewing techniques, audio and video recording, radio editing, and related ethical concerns.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 8 - 18

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Oral Presentation: Individual

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Radio Package (recording, editing)

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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Feedback Word Count 2000
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

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Formative Assessment

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