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EN3142 Renaissance Literature: Texts and Contexts

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:12.00 noon Tue and 2.00 pm Thu

The aim of the module is to develop an understanding of some major literary texts of the Renaissance both in formalist terms and in terms of their historical and cultural context. Authors considered will include Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne, Herbert, Marvell and Milton. (Group B)

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


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

UG Pre-requisite(s):EN2003, EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 lecture and 1 tutorial, 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:Prof N P P Rhodes
Module teaching staff:Prof N P P Rhodes