Scotland: Scottish Representation in Cinema

From Brigadoon to Brave: Scottish Representation in Cinema

Course Description: Far from offering realistic portrayals of Scottish identity, most films depicting Scotland dwell on clichés and stereotypes. This interdisciplinary course will explore how cinematic representations (from 1950 to present) of race, class and gender shape an image of Scotland. By drawing on students' previous educational and life experiences, Scottish and American culture will be compared and contrasted. In a world increasingly shaped by moving pictures, this course is designed to develop a visual literacy and critical self-awareness about who we are, what we are about, where we are situated, and where we are coming from which can be applied not only to academia, but to life itself. This is a dynamic course, which may be modified according to the needs and interests of the students, the availability of material and the needs of the instructor. Therefore the syllabus is subject to change during the program.

Instructor: Roslin Smith, Associate Professor, Communication

Course Information: INED 399/FILM 399

Credits: 3.0 Undegraduate

Program Type: Faculty-Led

Language of Instruction: English

Housing: On-Campus Apartments at the University of Stirling

Information on Housing/Studying in Scotland: Click here!

Course Dates: June 4 - June 20, 2021

Application Deadline:  February 2021

Deposit Deadline: March 5, 2021

Cost:  Budget Coming Soon!
(New budgets are generally made available in Januray prior to the program running.)

Course Fee Deadline: April 10, 2021

Application: Submit an application, one faculty reference (included in application) and a copy of your transcripts to the Office of International Education.

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