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EN4406   Contemporary British Fiction

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 12.00 noon Mon and Thu

This module is designed to explore the range and diversity of British fiction of the last two decades, including examples of the short story, and to meet the challenge of entering into debate in areas where there is no body of settled opinion. Texts selected will vary from year to year. Students will typically examine from seven to nine works, looking at both thematic and formal issues. (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 x 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: Dr J J Purdon
Module teaching staff: Dr J Purdon