Undergraduate Course: English Literature 1 (ENLI08001)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||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|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Scottish Literature 1 (ENLI08016)
||Other requirements|| No students are permitted to audit this class
|Additional Costs|| Purchase of course books
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, 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.
|Course organiser||Dr Carole Jones
Tel: (0131 6)50 3068
|Course secretary||Mr Michael Butler
Tel: (0131 6)51 1513