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Scotland: Culture, Literature
and History

Course at a Glance

Course: ENGL 388I (3 Credits)

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

When: 4-31 October 2023

On-site in Edinburgh: 13-17 October 2023

Zoom Class: October 7 & 21

Register By: 20 September 2023


  • Stirling Castle

  • Edinburgh Castle

  • Scottish Writer's Museum

Tuition and Fees:

  • $750.00 Undergraduate 3-credit hour tuition cost

  • $300.00 Field Study Additional Fee includes: (museum/ticket fees, excursions organized by the faculty)

  • Not included: Hotel, meals, transportation to and from the on-site location, voluntary excursions

Experience the history and literature of Scotland with a field study program at UMGC Europe!

Scotland is more than Braveheart, bagpipes, haggis, and whiskey. From the culturally vibrant city of Edinburgh 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 literary culture, focusing on the major movements that shaped Scotland and the world. Topics will include, Scottish Enlightenment, 19th Century fiction, the history of Scotland and its national and imperial contexts, and the gender politics of Mary Queen of Scots.

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

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.

Prerequisite: (3 Credits, WRTG 112)

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