Course: Scottish Studies

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Course title Scottish Studies
Course code KAN/AALF
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Potočňáková Magdaléna, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Themes: the myth of Scottish Highlands - kilt, tartan, Highland clearances and emigration, language heterogeneity - English vs. Scots and Gaelic, "small nation" syndrom, H. MacDiarmid and the Scottish Renaissance, devolution, contemporary Scottish literature.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Seminar classes, Self-study of literature, Textual studies, Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 22 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 15 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 15 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
B2 language level, ability to read academic texts in English
learning outcomes
Students are able - to explain historical and present concepts of Scottishness, its symbols and representatives in the fields of culture and literature.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Textual studies
Self-study of literature
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Brown D. R., Finlay R. J. & M. Lynch. Image and Identity. The Making and Re-making of Scotland Through the Ages.. Edinburgh, Edinburgh UP, 1998.
  • Craig C. Out of History, Narrative Paradigms in Scottish and English Culture,. Edinburgh, Polygon, 1996.
  • Devine T. & Logue P. Being Scottish, Personal Reflections on Scottish Identity Today,. Edinburgh, Edinburgh UP, 2003.
  • McCrone D., Morris A. & R. Kiely. Scotland - the Brand: The Making of Scottish Herritage.. Edinburgh, Edinburgh UP, 1955.
  • McCrone D. Understanding Scotland, The Sociology of a Stateless Nation.. London, Routledge, 1992.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter