Module title: Scottish Culture and Society

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LNG08107
Module leader: Anne Campbell
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages


2019/0, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Anne Campbell
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods including their alignment to LOs:

Weekly lectures are delivered by Napier lecturers and outside speakers who are experts in their fields. Wherever possible copies of presentations are posted in advance on Moodle to allow non-native speakers of English to follow the talks more easily. Speakers are available for questions and references and additional specialised reading lists are given for each topic. Students are taken on a range of visits to places and events of interest and encouraged to deepen their knowledge of Edinburgh and Scotland. Students conduct further personal research on an essay topic of particular interest to them.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills: The module gives students the opportunity to engage more deeply with the host society in Scotland and thus gain a clearer, more differentiated view of themselves and their own society. The essay assessment allows students to practise writing an academic essay in the UK style about a subject of their own choosing.

Assessment: Summative assessment takes place in weeks 13 (report) and 10 (group Audio Visual Project). Full guidelines are posted on Moodle and support is given in class and via email.

Research/teaching linkages:

The speakers are all specialists and/or practitioners in their chosen fields.

Supporting equality and diversity:

The module is accessible to all students via Moodle or hard copy of the speakers' slides.


The module provides a forum where students of all nationalities can explore and discuss differences between Scottish culture and society and other cultures. The Audio Visual Project is designed to ensure that a range of nationalties is represented in each group, fostering integration and reflection on cultural differences and similarities.

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 60 1,2,3 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Oral Presentation 30 4 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 10 1 VARIOUS HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module provides an introduction to the development of culture and society in Scotland, covering a range of topics such as history, politics and language. In addition, the lecture schedule varies slightly each trimester to reflect the broad spectrum of issues to this module. As part of this module, you will also take part in a day trip, a half day trip and a visit to Edinburgh Castle.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: consider the main characteristics of contemporary Scottish culture and society
LO2: select and analyse one significant aspect of Scottish culture, society or history
LO3: create a reflective Mahara e-Portfolio providing insights into five significant aspects of Scottish culture and society

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - T. M. DEVINE (1999) THE SCOTTISH NATION 1700 - 2007: PENGUIN Vol. 1, 2006th ed. - ISBN: 9780141027692
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