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EN3904   Crime and Passion in Popular Culture 1: To 1900

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must take EN2901

Anti-requisite(s): Students may not take any full-time module in english

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture and 1 x 1.5-hour seminar

Scheduled learning hours: 25

Guided independent study hours: 275

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%

Personnel

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