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EN3142   Renaissance Literature: Texts and Contexts

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 12.00 noon Tue and 2.00 pm Thu

The course is historically based and deals with literature from the late Elizabethan period to the period of Civil War and interregnum in the mid-seventeenth century. Texts studied will include Spenser, The Faerie Queene Books One and Two; Marlowe, Hero and Leander: Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis, History plays (the second tetralogy) and The Tempest; Jonson, poetry and drama; Donne and Herbert, devotional poetry; Marvell, poetry; Milton, Comus. (Group B)

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 and 1 tutorial, and 2 optional consultative hours.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

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: Prof Neil Rhodes (NPPR)