Undergraduate Course: Critical Practice: Prose (ENLI10112)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will examine a range of English prose and narrative forms. It will examine issues including: the rise of the novel and narrative history; distinctions between story and discourse; realism; narrators and narrative 'frames'; free indirect style and other means of transcribing consciousness; irony and tone; temporality, structure and form; genre; fictionality and metafiction. The implications of such issues for primary critical analysis will be demonstrated and explored.
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 **
** Please note, this course is a 10 credit course and consists of lecture/workshops only **
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment part 1 (40%)
Assessment part 2 (60%)
submitted at end of semester.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of how different prose styles and genres employ specific stylistic techniques to create meaning.
- Show a knowledge of the concepts, theories and practices that constitute narrative theory.
- Show an ability to evaluate critically through skills of close linguistic attention the ways in which prose communicates meaning.
- Write critical interpretations of prose that demonstrate proper scholarly knowledge of appropriate language and methodologies.
|Course organiser||Dr Paul Crosthwaite
Tel: (0131 6)50 3614
|Course secretary||Mr Michael Butler
Tel: (0131 6)51 1513