Core Module Information
Module title: Exploring Culture

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

Module code: LNG08120
Module leader: Mabel Victoria
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages


Description of module content:

1. Critical awareness of your own cultural conditioning.
2. Critical awareness of how groups and individuals acquire dominant paradigms and frames of reference
3. Critical knowledge of basic concepts needed to identify and analyse cultural patterns and structures.
4. Ethnographic research and ethics of representation

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you should be able to demonstrate
LO1: an in-depth understanding of the role of culture in the everyday life of groups and individuals;
LO2: a broad knowledge of a range of theoretical concepts relevant to the study of aspects of everyday
culture, and the ability to apply a selection of these concepts in a research project;
LO3: 'ethnographical' research skills, encompassing a range of qualitative research approaches and an
awareness of the reflexive nature of social research;
LO4: the skills required to review and summarise evidence and present it in a well-written research report.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mabel Victoria
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 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
Oral Presentation 40 1 - 2 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 60 3, 4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LNG08120 - Exploring Culture