Core Module Information
Module title: Interpreting Scottish History

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

Module code: SSC08111
Module leader: John Burnett
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The aim of this module is to introduce you to seminal themes and events from Scotland’s past that have defined and shaped the nation since the 1707 Act of Union.
You will be encouraged to adopt an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of Scottish history, engaging in both theoretical frameworks and empirical controversies. Throughout the course, the contemporary relevance of economic, social, political and cultural themes and issues from the past will be emphasised in order to help you understand recent and current developments in Scottish Society.
The module will be based largely on secondary readings, but will aim to introduce you to a selection of primary source material, including film and pictorial sources.

Typically, the module will include themes from some of the following areas: Interpreting the Union of 1707; Memorialising Scottish Jacobitism; Emigration, Diaspora & Homecoming; The Scottish Enlightenment; Urbanisation & Industrialisation; Class, labour & protest; Irish immigration – causes, consequences & legacy; The Highlands: Clearance, Resistance & Reform; Cultural Representations: Language, Literature & Film; Unionist Nationalism? Empire, Britishness & Scottish identity; the politics of Home Rule & Devolution.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Outline formative themes of modern Scottish history
LO2: Reflect on contentious issues and debates from Scottish historiography
LO3: Discuss the contemporary relevance of interpreting Scotland’s past
LO4: Express an awareness of context for analysing historical texts
LO5: Engage in thematic analysis of primary source material

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: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: John Burnett
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Independent Learning Guided independent study 165
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2,3,4 & 5 14/15 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SSC08111 Interpreting Scottish History