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EN3904 Crime and Passion in Popular Culture 1: To 1900

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Availability restrictions:Available only to students on the Evening Degree Programme
Planned timetable:Tue 6.30 - 9.00 pm

For any student of the contemporary arts, it should be apparent that crime and passion go hand in hand, and few cultural works can be said to evade these categories entirely. Indeed, the terms themselves, 'crime' and 'passion', are more complex than they may initially appear to be, and their application in studying the arts is rich with potential. This module, along with its companion (which covers the period since 1900), will give students some insight into what these terms might mean, and how they have impacted on popular culture through the ages.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Evening Degree Programme

UG Pre-requisite(s):EN1901 and EN2901
UG Anti-requisite(s):Any full-time module in English

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 lecture and 1 x 1.5-hour seminar
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 25
  • Guided independent study: 275

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr J Byatt
Module teaching staff:Dr J Byatt