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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : English Literature

Undergraduate Course: Scottish Literature 1 (ENLI08016)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking English Literature 1 (ENLI08001)
Other requirements None
Additional Costs Essential course texts.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  48
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 66, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 304 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Essay 1 : Close Reading (20%)
Essay 2 : Comparative Essay (30%)
Essay 3 : Close Reading (20%)
Essay 4 : Comparative Essay (30%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. develop independent thought and the ability to communicate information effectively
  2. work independently
  3. discover and synthesise information
  4. select the most relevant materials from a wide range of reading
  5. 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.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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).
Keywordsnational identity; national culture; vernacular poetics; vernacular revival; genre; romance; realism
Course organiserDr David Salter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3055
Course secretaryMr Michael Butler
Tel: (0131 6)51 1513
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