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Undergraduate Course: Introducing Literature 2 (LLLG07016)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis is a for-credit course offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning (OLL); only students registered with OLL should be enrolled.

This course examines some well-known texts including Robert Louis Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde, John Osborne's Look Back in Anger and Shakespeare's King Lear as well as a selection of poetry. Students will be encouraged to read in depth and discuss the texts in small groups and as a class. Study and essay-writing skills will be further developed. New students welcome.
Course description WEEK 1: Study Skills Introduction: time Management, reading: close and skim
Introductory lecture and brainstorming: How do we tackle Shakespeare?
WEEK 2: Mind maps and note taking
Lecture: Shakespeare and tragedy King Lear discussion
WEEK 3: Writing a literature essay I: Preparation, planning and writing
King Lear
WEEK 4: Writing a literature essay II: Presentation, bibliography and using Turnitin
King Lear
WEEK 5: Practice close reading: Poetry
Lecture: Stevenson and the nineteenth-century novel:Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
WEEK 6: Practice close reading: Drama
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Brainstorming: Narration
WEEK 7: Review practice essay
Look Back in Anger Lecture: Osborne in context
WEEK 8: Practice close reading: Novel
Look Back in Anger
WEEK 9: Moving On with Study Skills
POETRY (Seamus Heaney)
WEEK 10: Essay planning workshops
POETRY (Carol Ann Duffy & Simon Armitage)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Lifelong Learning - Session 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Open Studies 10 credit courses have one assessment. Normally, the assessment is a 2000 word essay, worth 100% of the total mark, submitted by week 12. To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 40%. There are a small number of exceptions to this model which are identified in the Studying for Credit Guide.
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Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, students will have acquired the skills to:
* write in a variety of ways from critical evaluations to thematic answers (students will not be allowed to write the same type of essay twice);
* confidently discuss a variety of texts and genres;
* assess literature based, to a certain extent, on their own close reading;
* place literature in its historical context;
* understand a broader notion of tragedy in literature;
* express the differences between dramatic text and dramatic performance.
Reading List
Stevenson, Robert Louis. 2008. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales, Oxford: Oxford World's Classics.
Shakespeare, William. 1997. King Lear, London: Arden Shakespeare.
Osborne, John. 1996. Look Back in Anger, London: Faber and Faber.
Poetry will be available to download from LEARN
Alexander, Michael. 2013. A History of English Literature, London and Basingstoke: Macmillan.
Northedge, Andrew. 2005. The Good Study Guide, Milton Keynes: Open University.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills * Study Skills: note taking, essay preparation, planning
* Critical reading and analysis
* Small group working
* Setting literature in its social, historical and political context
* Wide reading
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Course organiserMs Rachael King
Course secretaryMrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
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