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EN2003   Medieval and Renaissance Texts

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 1

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.

Relationship to other modules

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.

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