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EL40ES: SPENSER (2017-2018)

Last modified: 12 Apr 2017 16:41


Course Overview

The module looks at a wide range of Spenser's work in different genres, including a substantial proportion of his epic poem, and studies this in the contexts of contemporary political history, Spenser's biography, and the literary traditions stemming from Virgil and Petrarch.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Syrithe Pugh

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either English (EL) or Literature In A World Context (LW)
  • Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EL40BQ Spenser (Studied)
  • EL45EQ Spenser (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

The module looks at a wide range of Spenser's work in different genres, including a substantial proportion of his epic poem, and studies this in the contexts of contemporary political history, Spenser's biography, and the literary traditions stemming from Virgil and Petrarch.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Essay 1 (40%): 2,500-3,000 words Essay 2 (40%): 2,500-3,000 words Seminar work (20%): regularity of participation and quality of ideas presented in class discussion.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Detailed written and oral feedback on all assessed work.

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