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EL1535: ENGLISH (ACCESS) (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 17:48

Course Overview

This course is an introduction to English Literature for those who do not know anything about the subject. We will learn what English Literature is and why it is important. We will also consider some of the key questions that are addressed by students and scholars of English Literature.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Dan Wall

Qualification Prerequisites


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  • Programme Level 1
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

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Course Description

This course provides an introduction to English Literature and assumes no prior engagement with the subject. The course will examine what English Literary Studies is all about, what its methods are and introduce students to some of the key debates in the subject. It is intended to provide an introduction for those students who may wish to take level one English Literature modules.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt:

  • 2 Prescribed Exercises (15% each)
  • Essay (20%)
  • Examination (40%)
  • Tutorial (10%)


  • Essay (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Feedback will be provided continuously and in a timely manner so that students can take it on board for the following assessments. It takes the form of written comments and suggestions as well as oral comments and advice.

Course Learning Outcomes


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