Contemporary Political Issues In Scotland

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Political Issues In Scotland

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course introduces students to contemporary political issues in Scotland in a comparative perspective. This means looking not only at how Scottish politics differs from UK politics, but also at how Scottish politics compares to politics in other decentralised democracies, such as Spain and Canada. In the process, this course will explore the historical distinctiveness of Scottish politics, as well as critically examine whether there really is a ?new politics? in Scotland since devolution. Scottish national identity will be compared to its counterparts in other countries. How people, as individuals and as part of civil society, participate in Scottish politics will also be explored. Ultimately, students will evaluate perhaps the biggest issue on the current political agenda: the likelihood and potential consequences of Scottish independence.
    By the end of this programme students will be able to:
    ?Analyse and explain the importance of contemporary political issues in Scotland
    ?Evaluate the works of scholars who have written about contemporary political issues in Scotland
    ?Apply the knowledge gained in the process of evaluating and discussing the literature

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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