Exploring Scotland: Culture, History, and People (Summer School) SCOTLIT1016

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will immerse international students in the culture of Scotland and prepare them for study at the University of Glasgow.


3 x 1 hour lecture and 3 x 1 hour seminar each week over 2 weeks as scheduled in MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

Students studying as part of the UESTC, Chengdu Summer School Programme.

Excluded Courses

HIST1022 Introduction to Scottish Culture Semester 1

HIST1025 Introduction to Scottish Culture Semester 2




Presentation (10 minutes ~ 1000 words)  - 75%

Presentation plan and outline, fully referenced with bibliography (500 words) - 25%

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

No, due to time bound nature of international summer school / pre-sessional summer school.

Course Aims

This course will enable students to

■ Explore the main areas of Scottish culture such as history, literature, language, politics and popular culture

■ Develop an understanding of what makes Scotland both distinctive as a nation and a constituent part of the United Kingdom

■ Learn essential skills for effective study at the University

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


■ Describe aspects of the culture and history of Scotland

■ Examine ideas of culture and cultural difference within Scotland and the United Kingdom

■ Display skills in spoken and written communication through completion of the class assessment

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.