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DI4936   Theology and Literature

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm Thu

This interdisciplinary module is concerned with the diverse ways in which literature may serve as a text 'of' and 'for' theology. It will introduce students to a variety of theoretical approaches and then will focus on a range of key theological issues, which will be discussed in relation to a selection of 'great texts' from different genres and periods of literature, such as The Divine Comedy, Paradise Lost, Lyrical Ballads, In Memoriam, and Four Quartets.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3-hour seminar.

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 267

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-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: Dr G Hopps