THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
English Literature 1 (EL0001)
i) An introduction to some of the key stylistic and conceptual aspects that are central to the study of English literature.
? Prohibited combinations : May not be taken with Scottish Literature 1 except by students enrolled for the MA Honours in English and Scottish Literature.
Special Arrangements for Entry : A quota of 275, with preference given to first year students, in the following order. (1) students admitted to a degree programme including English Literature or for which English Literature 1 is a prescribed course and Visiting Students holding a written offer of a place; (2) students enrolling for BA Humanities intending a treble in English Literature; students taking English Literature as the combined studies subject for Religion and Combined Studies; (3) students seeking to take English Literature 1 and 2 as a prescribed sequence of courses in another Honours programme in the humanities; (4) students making a free choice of course.
? This course has variants for visiting students, as follows
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : 1st year
? Contact Teaching Time : 4 hour(s) per week for 22 weeks
First Class Information
All of the following classes
? Additional Class Information : Plus tutorials
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The principal objectives of English Literature 1 are twofold: to enable students to become fluent and confident readers of a variety of literary forms and to develop greater self-awareness in their understanding of the reading process and of critical practice. The course is divided into two sections. The first, 'Literature: Forms and Practices', concentrates on issues of genre categorisation, form, and questions historical and theoretical context; it will help students to develop close reading skills and encourage an awareness of the environments in which texts are produced. The second, 'Literature and the "literary", c. 1300-1700', introduces students to a variety of pre-modern literary and dramatic modes and examines different understandings of the literary and the function of literature during this period.
2 essays (1000 words); 2 essays (2000 words); tutorial assessment; 1 class exam. Class work 40%; class exam 30%; degree exam 30%.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Ms June Haigh
Dr David Salter
Course Website : http://www.englit.ed.ac.uk/
School Website : http://www.llc.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/