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CO2001   Good and Evil

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 1.00 pm

This module introduces students to set texts, both canonical and non-canonical, which address the theme of 'Good and Evil'. Read in English translation, the texts are originally written in a range of languages (drawn from Arabic, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian, Spanish, and English), represent a number of different genres (e.g. novels, poetry, film), and span a broad historical range (typically from the thirteenth to the twenty-first century). Students will thus analyse the many ways in which 'Good' and 'Evil' have been conceived and represented in different literary traditions, genres and at different times. Targeted work on relevant comparative theories and methodologies as well as issues raised by translation will underpin the module, and will provide students with the opportunity to develop skills acquired at Level 1 of the comparative literature programme.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CO1001 or pass CO1002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

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

Scheduled learning hours: 40

Guided independent study hours: 160

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%


Module teaching staff: Team taught