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Medieval and Early Modern Scotland: 1100-1707

This module is offered in collaboration with University of Dundee that can count towards Q01 (Broad-based History/Heritage pathways), Q03 (Broad-based Humanities pathway) and R14 (Arts and Humanities pathway). Medieval and Early Modern Scotland explores the history of Scotland from the origins of the kingdom until the parliamentary union with England in 1707. In the early modern period, Scotland was transformed by the Reformation and the Union of the Crowns, adjusting to a new religion, friendship with its old enemy England and a new political framework.

Modern Scottish History 1707-1997 (from Oct. 2019)

This module is offered in collaboration with University of Dundee that can count towards Q01 (Broad-based History/Heritage pathways), Q03 (Broad-based Humanities pathway) and R14 (Arts and Humanities pathway). The Modern History module covers the period from the union of 1707 to the creation of the Scottish parliament in 1997. The module examines the social, political, religious and economic factors that have shaped modern Scotland, from high politics to the impacts of urbanisation, industrial growth and decline, and religion and everyday life.

Investigating psychology 3 (DE300)

This module builds on Investigating psychology 2 and takes a critical and creative approach to methodology in psychology, with a substantive empirical project. Experimentation, survey methodology and text-based qualitative analyses (discourse analysis and phenomenological analysis) are explored through the topics of memory, language, creativity, personality, child development, emotions, and relationships. These topics are also used to present research in the core domains of biological, cognitive, developmental individual differences and social psychology. In addition, quantitative and qualitative methods are taught. Students can express a preference for the method to be used in their independent project: text-based analysis, experimentation, or survey.

Counselling and forensic psychology: investigating crime and therapy (DD310)

This module draws on recent theoretical debates and research to critically explore the fascinating relationship between counselling and forensic psychology. You will learn about media representations of crime and therapy and the role of sociocultural issues in both forensic and therapeutic work. You will be introduced to the most common and effective therapeutic approaches for working with offenders/victims of crime, and explore therapeutic and forensic aspects around sex and sexuality. You will develop an understanding of the dichotomies and emerging themes in this area and the challenges of providing therapy in a forensic setting.

The making of Welsh history (A329)

This module explores themes that have shaped the British Isles, from medieval lordship and conflict, through the spread of Protestantism and the industrial revolution, to political protest and the rise of nationalism in an era of globalisation. By studying this module you will gain the skills you need to write a final 6,000-word dissertation, in which you will carry out an in-depth investigation of a topic that you select. Throughout this online module you will work together with other students to form a tight knit ‘learning community’, sharing ideas and sources and helping to improve one another’s work.

Art and its global histories (A344)

This module presents a new history of art, starting with the Renaissance, when Europeans encountered a new range of desirable objects from across the globe. It then explores the role of art and architecture in colonial expansion up to 1800, before looking in depth at art and culture in British India. It concludes by analysing the globalisation of artistic practice from the twentieth century to the present day. The module highlights the vital role that art has played in the stories that Europeans have told about the wider world, and suggests ways in which these stories might be challenged or revised. See sample material.

Advancing social psychology (DD317)

Social psychologists study people as social beings, looking at their relationships and shared experiences in context. This module focuses on contemporary UK society and life as a 21st century person in a changing world. The module explores current issues, including gender, multiculturalism, immigration, global conflicts and work. It also adopts a critical perspective towards psychology itself. You will learn about recent research findings and different social psychological theories and approaches. As preparation for future study, work and life activities, you will develop the academic and communication skills you need to study independently and follow your own interests.

Making social worlds (DD308)

In order to survive, human beings live in social worlds which create security, foster stable attachment between individuals and things, and regulate behaviour. This accessible, vocationally relevant module demonstrates how sociological approaches can be applied to make sense of these processes – investigating how they work and how they sometimes fail. Through topics such as medicine, the family, money and reality television, you will explore how social experience is shaped by the material world, and made meaningful through culture. The module is ideal if you have previously studied the social sciences and want to consolidate your understanding of sociology.

International relations: continuity and change in global politics (DD313)

We live at a time of historic change in the international system. The rise of China and other large developing countries is challenging the long dominance of the west. Political upheaval and the growing role of networks are reshaping the world. Economic, social and technological changes are altering the context for international relations. This module asks the key questions about contemporary international relations. It teaches key ideas such as sovereignty and security; develops your ability to analyse and respond to some of the central problems of our day; and to understand longer trends of continuity and change in global politics. (60 credits)

Modern political ideas (DD316)

In this module you'll be investigating what political ideas are, how they are generated and the impact they have locally, nationally and internationally in shaping our world. You'll see how political ideas are studied, assess their significance and discover which thinkers and theorists best help us explore and understand the modern political world. In addition, you'll be encouraged to draw on your own independent study of political ideas and political thinkers. You'll become equipped with the key practical skills needed to carry out research, draw on critical reflection and enable you to learn more of the writing and evaluative skills used to explore and evaluate political ideas. (60 credits)

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