The History of Scotland in the 20th Century

Ref: C2341043

Scotland changed with industrialisation and then had to cope with the decline of heavy industry. We will focus on change through out the century. Also we will look at the development of Scottish nationalism and what this has meant for the United Kingdom. Many notable Scotsmen and women have shaped events in the twentieth century and played a part in both World Wars and the Cold War such as Lord George Robertson, Sir Alexander Fleming and John Logie Baird to name a few. This learning journey will assess how Scotland has developed as a nation and why the Scottish National Party has become so prominent and popular.

Course aim

The main purpose is to provide a brief introduction to the History of Scotland in the twentieth century. The main theme will be the relationship between England and Scotland and how this has changed.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe how Scotland has changed in the twentieth century.
  • Evaluate the impact of Scottish Inventions
  • Explain how Scottish nationalism has developed

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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The History of Scotland in the 20th Century

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