Undergraduate Course: Robert Burns and the Eighteenth Century (ENLI10336)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course places the work of Robert Burns in the context of the main currents of eighteenth-century thought and culture in Britain. It will add a course concentrating on Scottish Literature to the department's existing eighteenth-century provision.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites|| A MINIMUM of 4 college/university level literature courses at grade B or above (should include no more than one introductory level literature course). Related courses such as civilisation or other interdisciplinary classes, Freshman Year Seminars or composition/creative writing classes/workshops are not considered for admission to this course. Applicants should also note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission. In making admissions decisions preference will be given to students who achieve above the minimum requirement with the typical visiting student admitted to this course having 4 literature classes at grade A.
** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
Course Delivery Information
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| Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes:
In addition to the skills training common to all English Literature Honours-level courses (essay-writing, independent reading, group discussion, oral presentation, small-group autonomous learning) this course aims to develop the student's understanding of:
(i) the development of poetic form in the eighteenth century;
(ii) the interrelationships between verse, fiction and philosophical writing in this period;
(iii) the relationship of literary writing to the politics of Britain and empire in this period.
|Course organiser||Dr Robert Irvine
Tel: (0131 6)50 3605
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Mason
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618