Undergraduate Course: Booker Prize Novels 3 (LLLG07019)
|School||Centre for Open Learning
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This is a for-credit course offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning (OLL); only students registered with OLL should be enrolled.
This course aims to look at winners of the prestigious Booker Prize. Our texts for this year will be William Golding¿s novel about human savagery Rites of Passage, Graham Swift¿s touching Last Orders and DBC Pierre¿s black comedy, Vernon God Little. We will also discuss Margaret Atwood¿s complex novel-within-a-novel, The Blind Assassin and finish up in India for Ruth Prawer Jhabvala¿s iconic Heat and Dust. Come along and discuss these novels in a relaxed atmosphere.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of this course, students should be able to:
¿ discuss texts confidently;
¿ assess literature based, to a certain extent, on their own close reading;
¿ place literature in its historical context;
¿ understand the various issues which affect the awarding of literary prizes.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Caroline Bamford
Tel: (0131 6)50 4322
|Course secretary||Ms Marie Craft
Tel: (0131 6)50 3943