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CO3021   Crossing the Mediterranean

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged

The Mediterranean is often seen as a space which separates the cultures of the three continents which frame it but it is also regarded as a space of rich cultural exchange. This module explores a range of literary and film texts which foreground both the conflictual aspects of the divide, and the sense that the multicultural space of the Mediterranean offers a prism through which to understand the cultural diversity brought about by global mobility. All of the texts studied call into question familiar ideas about national cultures and belonging. The module looks at how culture crosses borders and how it is changed in the process. It looks at the effects of conflict and encounter on personal and cultural identities in transition.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the comparative literature honours adviser

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1.5 hours and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 27

Guided independent study hours: 123

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Written coursework = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Prof D E Duncan
Module teaching staff: Team taught