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Questions of national identity have been thrown into high relief by devolution and potential independence, so how might we explain contemporary Scotland? Assessing what Scotland and Scottishness are today requires a thematic approach to historical understanding. This course provides a case study of how ideas about of the development of nations stand up against the evidence since the mid-eighteenth century. It addresses popular myths about difference from England, industrial development and decline, education and empire, immigration and emigration, sectarianism, political allegiance, tourism and heritage as well as the images and icons constituting ‘Scottishness’.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
For level 4 the assessment will be: Ist attempt: one three-hour examination (60%); in-course written assessment: one 3000 word essay (30%); participation, including presentation, chairing and responding to class presentations (10%) This course may not be included in a graduating curriculum with HI304S/HI354S.
Formative assessment includes feedback on seminar performance, presentation, and discussion on essay planning and readings.