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Postgraduate Ethnology and Folklore 2023-2024

EF5003: HISTORY, GENRES & METHODOLOGIES OF ETHNOLOGY & FOLKLORE

30 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course introduces students to key elements in the study of Ethnology and Folklore.

EF5004: PERSPECTIVES ON TRADITION, IDENTITY, AND FIELDWORK

30 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

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.

EF5503: ORAL TRADITIONS

30 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course examines many of the principal oral genres historically studied in the disciplines of Ethnology and Folklore through seminars and guest-artist performances.

EF5504: INTELLECTUAL AND PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO SCOTTISH CONTEXTS

30 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course explores contemporary issues in Ethnology, Folklore, and Ethnomusicology from a Scottish perspective.

EF5901: DISSERTATION IN ETHNOLOGY & FOLKLORE

60 credits

Level 5

Third Sub Session

This is a substantial, fieldwork based, analytical research dissertation of 20,000 words, excluding endnotes, bibliography, and appendices. Students will consult with the appropriate course tutor(s) in choosing the subject area for a dissertation before the beginning of the study period.

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