Undergraduate Course: English Literature 1 (ENLI08001)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||APOLOGIES: THIS COURSE IS CLOSED TO ALL STUDENTS WHO WISH TO TAKE IT AS AN OUTSIDE SUBJECT.
i) 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)
|Prohibited Combinations|| It is RECOMMENDED that students do NOT also take
Scottish Literature 1 (ENLI08016)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Purchase of course books
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 66,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One essay of 2,500 words in Semester 1;
one close reading exercise (1,500 words);
one essay of 2,500 words in Semester 2;
Class work 60%; degree exam 40%.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||APOLOGIES: ENGLISH LITERATURE 1 IS CLOSED TO ALL STUDENTS WHO WISH TO TAKE IT AS AN OUTSIDE SUBJECT.
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.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Three one-hour lectures plus a one-hour tutorial per week
|Course organiser||Dr Carole Jones
Tel: (0131 6)50 3068
|Course secretary||Ms Sheila Strathdee
Tel: (0131 6)50 3619