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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Lifelong Learning (LLC)

Undergraduate Course: The Great Detectives (LLLG07018)

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.

We begin with Kate Summerscale┐s exploration of a real murder case in The Suspicions of Mr Whicher. From there we shall investigate Donna Tartt┐s The Secret History before moving to Scandanavia to consider two detectives, Joe Nesbo┐s Harry Hole and Peter Hoeg┐s Miss Smilla. We will end up with another historical murder in Margaret Atwood┐s Alias Grace. Come along and enjoy some searching discussion!
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
The students will learn skills of close analysis of text and group discussion as well as how to explore the relationship between detective fiction and modern culture. In addition they will have a clearer idea of the development of the genre from Poe and Doyle to the present day.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Caroline Bamford
Tel: (0131 6)50 4322
Email: Caroline.Bamford@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
Email: D.McMillan@ed.ac.uk
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