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EN3113   Older Scots Literature to 1560

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

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 lively but little-known world of literature in Older Scots before the cultural watershed of the 1560 Reformation. Works to be studied include the Fables of Henryson (building on the 'Cock and Fox' fable studied on EN2003), poems by James I, Dunbar, Douglas and Lyndsay, and some of the comic or chivalric works of their anonymous contemporaries, all studied in the context of developments in the language, literary culture and political climate of the period. (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 teaching staff: Dr Rhiannon Purdie (RP6)