Undergraduate Course: Scottish Literature 1 (ENLI08016)
|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||(i) An introduction to the study of literature, in particular questions of genre, form, and interpretation, with texts drawn from a variety of historical periods and literary modes. (ii) This module will explore the relationship between national identity and literature by focussing on four important historical and cultural periods (the medieval; the eighteenth century; the late Victorian and Modernist; the contemporary). The course will trace and question the ways in which Scottish writers (including Dunbar, Scott, Hogg, Stevenson, Gibbon) have expressed affinity, difference, and dissent from both national and international artistic contexts.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| It is RECOMMENDED that students do NOT also take
English Literature 1 (ENLI08001)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Essential course texts.
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)
||Two essays (up to 2,500 words) (15% each);
one 1,500-word close reading exercise (10%);
tutorial assessment for Semester 1 (10%);
tutorial assessment for Semester 2 (10%)
= 60% for coursework
3-hour sit-down 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:
- develop independent thought and the ability to communicate information effectively
- work independently
- discover and synthesise information
- select the most relevant materials from a wide range of reading
- You will have learned how to assess the reliability of evidence and weigh a variety of competing or conflicting arguments, to analyse complex questions, to exercise problem-solving skills. In developing and organising your own arguments, you will have learned how to present a coherent, reasoned and well-supported set of conclusions in clear prose. At the same time, you will have developed oral communication skills through active participation in tutorials and seminars.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Three one-hour lectures plus 1 one-hour tutorial per week.
NOTE: In Semester One lectures are held on Mondays 12.10-13.00, Thursdays 12.10-13.00 and Fridays 12.10-13.00.
However, in Semester Two lectures are held on Mondays 12.10-13.00, WEDNESDAYS 12.10-13.00 and Fridays 13.00-14.00 (NB change of time).
|Keywords||national identity; national culture; vernacular poetics; vernacular revival; genre; romance; realism
|Course organiser||Prof Greg Walker
|Course secretary||Ms Sheila Strathdee
Tel: (0131 6)50 3619