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EN3202   Literature and Ecology

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 11.00 am Thu and 11.00 am Fri

An introduction to the history of ecology-related literature from the transcendentalists to the present, including the nature writing tradition, ecocriticism and writing as ecology. Beginning with Emerson and Thoreau, we examine how a transcendentalist philosophy of nature influenced English-language works in the UK and USA; we also address a number of schools or trends, including feminist, regional, naturalist, Native American and other indigenous thinking, as well as the implications of ecocritical writing for a wider field, including other literary-critical approaches, economics and history. (Group E)

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 seminar, 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 coordinator: Prof J Burnside
Module teaching staff: Prof J Burnside