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Undergraduate Course: English Literature 1 (ENLI08001)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaEnglish Literature Other subject areaNone
Course website Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptioni) An introduction to some of the key stylistic and conceptual aspects that are central to the study of English literature.

ii) A study of the historical development of both literary theory and the concept of the 'literary' from 1300-1700.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations It is RECOMMENDED that students do NOT also take Scottish Literature 1 (ENLI08016)
Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  348
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information Plus a one-hour tutorial per week
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 66, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 304 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 40 %, Coursework 60 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)3:00
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.
Assessment Information
Four essays (2000 words); one close reading exercise (1,500 words); tutorial assessment. Class work 60%; degree exam 40%.
Special Arrangements
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; (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.

Note: Students wishing to take this course as an outside subject, must come and register their interest by 5pm on Friday 13 September on the list outside the Main Office for English Literature, 6th Floor, David Hume Tower. If the total number of registrations exceeds 275, a ballot will be taken after the 1st meeting of the class.
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsEnglish Literature
Course organiserDr Paul Crosthwaite
Tel: (0131 6)50 3614
Course secretaryMrs Anne Mason
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618
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