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Through lectures, student-led seminars and presentations by external experts, this course enables students to engage at an advanced level with social, demographic, economic and policy issues associated with the contemporary countryside at local, regional, national and international scales. Course topics include: conceptualising rurality and the commodification of the countryside; rural socio-economic restructuring; accessibility and services provision; rural policy and governance; and selected contemporary rural issues.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Indicative course content: conceptualising 'rural'; the diverse rural economy; the changing demographics of rural communities (including lived reality of rural life for different demographic sub-groups and/ or alternative rural lifestyles); rural challenges and opportunities (including e.g. accessibility and mobility, service provision and service restructuring, housing, social exclusion, digital rural society, entrepreneurialism; the commodification of the countryside); rural policy and governance (including e.g. community development, rural policy models and priorities, the differentiated countryside, rural resilience).
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
2,250-word Essay (40%)
Preparation of a briefing report on a contemporary Scottish rural issue (2,750 words) (60%)
Alternative Resit Assessment
Resit not normally available.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|