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EN4344   Early English Romance Comedy: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm Mon and 11.00 am Wed

Students will be expected to acquire and to demonstrate, in coursework and in the examination, familiarity with a range of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century texts. They should have considered the relationship between these texts and a variety of different social and cultural contexts, and have developed an awareness of debates surrounding the genres of 'comedy' and 'romance'. Students will acquire knowledge both of literary texts from a certain period and of the genres of these texts. They will also develop skills in close reading and reasoned literary-critical argument. (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 seminar/tutorial and 2 optional consultative hours.

Scheduled learning hours: 44

Guided independent study hours: 256

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: Dr Alex Davis (ALD3)