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LS2535: THE GOVERNANCE OF SCOTLAND (2017-2018)

Last modified: 05 Jun 2017 14:16


Course Overview

The focus of this level 2 course is the background to, and the significance of, recent developments in the governance of Scotland, together with the implications of proposals for further change. The topics studied include the historical background to the present position; the political factors which led to devolution; the Scotland Act 1998; developments since the implementation of the 1998 Act; the outcome and consequences of the referendum; and the ongoing debate regarding the governance of Scotland. Because of the topicality of the course, the precise syllabus may be subject to change in the light of developing circumstances.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Michael Radford

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

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 focus of this level 2 course is the background to, and the significance of, recent developments in the governance of Scotland, together with the significance of proposals for further change. The topics studied include the historical background to the present position; the political factors which led to devolution; the Scotland Act 1998; developments since the implementation of the 1998 Act; the outcome and consequences of the referendum; and the independence debate. Because of the topicality of the course, the precise syllabus may be subject to change in the light of developing circumstances.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

27 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (100%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

In addition, there will be a non-assessed group exercise in which students will be required to give an oral presentation. Although this is a formative assessment, any student who without good cause fails to participate in this exercise will be at risk of having their Class Certificate withdrawn.

Feedback

Feedback will be by way of the tutorials, the oral assessment, the examination, and availability of teaching staff through the course.

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