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CO1002   Drama in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 7

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 1.00 pm

This module introduces students to the study of Comparative Literature through plays written in the twentieth and twenty-first century from France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Russia, Spain, the UK and the USA. All the texts will be read in English translation. The aim of the module is to introduce students to a representative and canonical range of fictional works, with focus on one literary genre - drama - and one over-arching theme. The theme will change depending on staff availability, but for the immediate future will be 'Staging the Political'. Lecturers, seminar leaders and secondary criticism will all model a variety of comparative approaches for students and promote discussion of the discipline and potential directions for further study at sub-honours and honours degree level.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures, 1 seminar, 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 44

Guided independent study hours: 156

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr K E Jones
Module teaching staff: Team taught