Undergraduate Course: Critical Practice: Criticism (ENLI10306)
|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||This course will introduce students to a range of conceptions of the task of the critic and debates about the functions and methods of literary criticism. It aims to provide students with both an appropriate vocabulary and broad conceptual and historical schemata to help them situate, develop and challenge their own beliefs and practice as critics.
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 admissions 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 three to four literature classes at grade A.
** Please note, this course is a 10 credit course and consists of lecture/workshops only **
** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The course will be assessed by a final assessment due in during the exam period at the end of Semester 1.
This submission will be made up of two parts
Part 1 (40%) is a close reading exercise of 1,000 words.
Part 2 (60%) is an essay of 1,500 words.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- By the end of this course, students will: - have a fundamental awareness of the main modes and styles of literary criticism relevant to its practice today;
- be aware of the differences and similarities between different modes and styles of literary criticism;
- be able to analyse a piece of critical writing in the light of this awareness;
- be able to situate their own critical practice in relation to major modes and styles of literary criticism.
|Course organiser||Dr Alexandra Lawrie
Tel: (0131 6)50 8968
|Course secretary||Mr Michael Butler
Tel: (0131 6)51 1513