Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy
Dig deeper into the life and works of Robert Burns, with this free University of Glasgow course.
Who is the course for?
No previous experience or qualifications are required for this course – just an interest in Robert Burns, Scottish history and culture, or poetry and song in general.
It is ideal for anyone considering further study in the field, such the courses offered by the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow.
What topics will you cover?
The cultural reputation of Robert Burns as patriot, lover, and man of the people
Robert Burns as poet and songwriter
Major works such as ‘Scots Wha Hae’, ‘Ae Fond Kiss’, ‘A Man’s a Man’, ‘The Vision’, and ‘Auld Lang Syne’
The commemoration of Burns in material culture
The international celebrity and legacy of Burns
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explore the poems, songs and legacy of Robert Burns
Discuss the reputation of Burns as a national and international poet
Collaborate with other learners in researching and mapping examples of Burns’s global reach
Develop an understanding of Burns’s place in Scottish literary tradition
Engage with diverse media related to the study of Burns, including poems, song recordings, videos, images, maps, and manuscripts