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EN2003 Mediaeval and Renaissance Texts

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 8
Availability restrictions:Not available to First Year students.
Planned timetable:4.00 pm

In this module students will learn to read early forms of English language and literature, using specially edited texts from Old English, Middle English and Older Scots. In the other half of the module students will encounter and gain a critical understanding of Renaissance verse, via the study of John Donne's poems and Milton's Paradise Lost.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for English

UG Pre-requisite(s):No pre-requisites when taken as a 'stand alone' module, but EN2003 is not available to students in their first year.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:3 lectures and 1 tutorial, and 2 optional consultative hours.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 40
  • Guided independent study: 160

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 50%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 50%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr C Rauer
Module teaching staff:Team taught