History of Scotland 1 – LLNG07016 Credit and Level:10 points SCQF Level 7
Entry Requirements: LLNG07008 First Steps in IT or Basic IT competence
Assessment: Group project
Tuesday 6-9pm, September – Hamilton from 25th Sept
Wednesday 6-9pm, September – Paisley from 26th Sept
Fee: £110 – Can be funded though ILA and first time students may qualify for a fee waver depending on their benefits.
This module aims to introduce students to the history of Scotland from the 5th Century to the 15th Century, and to encourage recognition of the complexity of Scotland’s past,
through the study of primary and secondary sources. During this period Scotland emerged as a unified entity within the British Isles and established a national identity that
still remains today. The wars that led to the development of Scotland from a number of different kingdoms, and the later Wars of Independence fought between Scotland and
England, are central to this module. Although the Focus is on Scotland, Paisley and Renfrewshire are dominant in the module giving participants a good introduction to local history as well as National, as does the 1697 Witch hunt case, where i spend a session looking at the accusations and its background.
Family Histories LLNG07014 Credit and Level: 10 points SCQF Level 7
Entry Requirements: LLNG07008 First Steps in IT/Basic IT competence
Assessment: Individual coursework, including family tree
Delivery/Location: Monday 6-9pm, September – Paisley from 24th Sept
NB. This module is delivered over 10 weeks.
Fee: £110 Can be funded though ILA and first time students may qualify for a fee waver depending on their benefits.
This module will introduce the main issues associated with genealogical research in Britain and Ireland. It will embed basic research techniques for conducting online
and practical archive enquiry within the broader historical context of the west of Scotland in particular and the British Isles generally.
You will learn how to identify the key historical resources involved in genealogical research, notably the census, birth, death and marriage registers, and how to extract
and collate this information in the form of a ’family tree.’ This module will also give you an understanding of the economic, social and political circumstances that shaped
the life experiences of previous generations dating back to the early-Victorian era. The classes will consist of a combination of lectures and practical tutorials working
with family tree-building software such as that offered by MyHeritage, and online resources, in particular the official records made available through www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
Please note: there will be additional costs to participate fully in this module. These concern the downloading of certificates and documents from the governmental agency run Scotland’s People website.
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