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Scotland: Culture, Literature
and History

Course at a Glance

Course: ENGL 388I (3 Credits)

Location: St. Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland

When: To be announced

Register By: To be announced


  • Stirling Castle

  • Edinburgh Castle

  • St. Andrews

  • Scottish Writer's Museum

Experience the drama and intrigue of Scotland culture with a field study program at UMGC Europe.

Scotland is more than Braveheart, bagpipes, haggis, and whiskey. From the ancient town of St. Andrews, home to one of Europe's oldest universities, to the culturally vibrant city of Edinburgh, birthplace of R.L. Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott, to the rich folk tradition of the Highlands, Scotland is also a country with a history steeped in drama and intrigue. Through classroom lectures/discussions and site visits to museums and monuments in Scotland, this course provides students with an appreciation and understanding of the literary culture of Europe's northernmost Celtic peoples, focusing on the major figures who helped shape that culture.

Topics include:

  • Scottish Enlightenment
  • 19th century fiction
  • The history of Scotland and its national and imperial contexts
  • The gender politics of Mary Queen of Scots

"O Scotia! My dear, my native soil!
For whom my warmest wish to heaven is sent;
Long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil
Be blest with health, and peace, and sweet content."

-Robert Burns


Faculty member: Dr. Jessica Stock, e-mail

May apply toward upper-level credit for the English major, humanities major, arts and humanities general education requirements, or electives.

(3 Credits, WRTG 112)

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