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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages & Cultures - Scandinavian Stud

Undergraduate Course: History of the Scandinavian Novel (Ordinary) (ELCS09006)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course examines aspects of the development of the Scandinavian novel from the mid-nineteenth century to the post-war period. Novels by Almqvist, Bang, Hamsun, Lagerlöf, Blixen, Lindgren and Haugen are studied. A variety of theoretical issues and critical approaches relevant to the study of the novel as a literary form are covered.
Course description The course covers the pre-naturalistic novel, the naturalistic novel, the modernist novel, the gothic pastiche novel, the modern children¿s novel, the documentary novel and other novelistic forms. The course will include discussions of theoretical perspectives on the definition and development of the novel as a genre, based on the study and presentation of a selection of critical texts.
The course will give students the opportunity to study a range of novelistic forms in context, aiming to develop skills in literary analysis as well as an awareness of different critical approaches to the novel. The course aims to equip students with reading strategies that are sensitive to cultural and historical difference.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Ordinary students only.
Additional Costs Essential course texts.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesIn order to be eligible to take 4th Year Options, Visiting Students should have the equivalent of at least two years of study at University level of the appropriate language(s) and culture(s).
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1 essay of 2000 words (30%), 1 exam paper of 2 hours (70%).
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)History of the Scandinavian Novel (Ordinary) (ELCS09006) 2:00
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be expected to show the ability:
- to demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of the chosen specialism(s)
- to recognise and acknowledge the complexity of the subject
- to show an understanding of and apply competently relevant concepts and theories
- to construct coherent arguments which demonstrate an awareness of the problems posed by the texts/issues studied
- to demonstrate a high level of expression in both written and oral presentations
- to offer alternative perspectives and show an awareness of contrasting viewpoints.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserDr Bjarne Thomsen
Tel: (0131 6)50 4022
Course secretaryMiss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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