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EN3112 Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:11.00 am - 1.00 pm Wed

This module consists of the study of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales for its individual tales and as a whole, with regard to such key features as genre, structure, mediaeval literary thought and gender. (Group A)

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Group A Optional for English and BA (Intl Hons) English

UG Pre-requisite(s):EN2003, EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2 hours (either 1 x 2-hour seminar or 1 lecture and 1 seminar), and 2 optional consultative hours.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 22
  • Guided independent study: 278

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 I Johnson and Prof A Coldiron
Module teaching staff:Dr I Johnson and Prof A Coldiron