Scotland, Film And Television

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Scotland, Film And Television

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    This option will examine Scotland, film and television across a range of past and more recent texts with an emphasis upon theme rather than period. The aim of the course will be to present the terms which typically define the discussion of Scottish film and television such as nation, stereotypes, tourism/landscape and to encourage the development of modes of engagement that challenge and extend this discussion.
    The course will also identify and research particular thematic concerns presented by particular texts/groups of text. A provisional list of themes and concerns to be developed would include: the city, rural Scotland, comedy & humour, and transnational Scotland. This discussion will also encourage points of connection with related areas of Scottish cultural production such as literature, theatre and history.
    This course aims to:
    1. To introduce the significant terms that frame the debate of Scottish film and television
    2. To introduce certain key concerns represented by Scottish film and television
    3. To develop an enhanced critical and analytical framework for these concerns
    On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the debate of Scottish film and television
    2. Show a capacity to understand and analyse selected themes in Scottish film and television
    3. Recognise how selected themes contribute to the extension of the debate of Scottish film and television
    Assessment
    3,000 word essay (40%)
    Examination (60%)

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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