Social Science and Humanities
This course is for degree students who are certain they would like to enter the Faculty of Arts but have not yet committed to a single subject. Students will explore a wide range of subjects including International Relations, Philosophy, History and Literature - in the broader sense. For those interested in Arts subjects underpinned by a 'Scottish' theme please see Scottish Studies.
The curriculum for this course explores key concepts and theories in the Faculty of Arts at the University.
- Critical Security and Terrorism
- Human Rights Dynamics
- Old English Heroic Literature
- Author, Themes and Film Reflexivity
- Elements of Film language.
These examples are merely a sample and are based on previous years. Topics may change based on the curriculum chosen by the department in any given year.
Aside from the study of specific content, students will learn to improve their academic writing in a Social Science and Humanities context across a range of disciplines, learning to shape arguments and developing an academic writing style, whilst also improving their subject-specific vocabulary.
Students will experience a mixture of lectures, seminars, group work and independent study on this course. University staff and experienced graduate students of the University of St Andrews deliver the lectures.
Students will also have the opportunity to investigate some of the research methods used by social scientists.
Students will receive an official certificate from the University of St Andrews to confirm their successful completion of the course.