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EN3113   Older Scots Literature to 1560

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 10.00 am Tue and 11.00 am Thu

This module introduces students to the late-mediaeval literature of pre-Reformation Scotland. A representative selection of Older Scots works from the fifteenth and earlier sixteenth centuries will be studied in the context of development in the language, literary culture and political climate of the period before the cultural watershed of the Reformation. Writers studied will include Henryson, Dunbar, Douglas and Lyndsay as well as some of their anonymous contemporaries. (Group A)

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass EN2003 and pass EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture, 1 seminar and 2 optional consultative hours.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 30%, Coursework = 70%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 30%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 70%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr R Purdie
Module teaching staff: Dr M R Purdie