Faculty-led Study Abroad Trip to Scotland May-June 2019

History, Landscape, and National Identity of Scotland

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The program’s primary academic goal is to introduce students to a historical understanding of Scottish nationalism as well as documenting and reflecting upon this learning experience through the visual art of photography. Students will visit and experience a wide variety of historical sites and landscapes in order to gain a better appreciation for Scotland’s diverse regional identities. Students will visit the historic capital city of Edinburgh where they will gain a sense of both the old (the castle and Holyrood Palace) and the new the Scottish Parliament which opened in 1999). Form there we will travel to historic sites that are significant to Scottish national identity, such as Stirling Bridge (where William Wallace won a victory over the English in 1297), Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness (site of several Nessie sightings), and St. Andrew's, the site of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Along the way students will come to appreciate Scotland’s unique historical situation as a nation without a full independent state that is bound in union with another nation with which it has a long and frequently antagonistic relationship (England). Students will then have the opportunity to contextualize Scotland’s national situation within the broader scope of global nationalism. For more information, please contact Jason White (whitejc3@appstate.edu) or Joshua White (whitejd1@appstate.edu).

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Courses

Note: Students must enroll in 6 HIS or 6 ART credits.

History and National Identify in Scotland: HIS 3531-145 – 3 credits
Scottish Landscape and Memory Through Photography: ART 3537-145 – 3 credits
Documenting National Identity in Scotland: HIS/ART 3532-145 – 3 credits