Skip navigation to content

EN3161 The Development of the Novel to 1840

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:11.00 am Tue and 12.00 noon Thu

This module is designed to allow students to acquaint themselves with some of the principal novels of the period 1720-1840 together with the social background from which they derive. It will show the development of the novel form from its earliest stages to its establishment as the dominant literary form in the nineteenth century. It forms part of the critical and historical study of literature available to students in the School and the Faculty. (Group C)

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Group C Optional for English

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 lecture, 1 seminar, and 2 optional consultative hours
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 280

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:TBC
Module teaching staff:TBC