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SC3902   Heroes or Villains? The Impact of Personality in the study of Scottish History

Academic year(s): 2015-2016

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

As part of the evening part-time degree programme, this module will study some of the prominent figures from Scottish history who have attracted a somewhat larger than life reputation. The historiography behind these reputations will be examined, and primary sources assessed in order to determine the validity of received perceptions. The motives of those seeking to establish particular views of historical characters will be examined as will the extent to which such personality cults obscure or illuminate the period in which they lived.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:

Scheduled learning hours: 30

Guided independent study hours: 270

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews:

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 40%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 60%