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EL40TL: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

Writing has not always been viewed as self-expression but for long periods of history was perceived as a branch of rhetoric or ‘persuasive speech’.  ‘Brief Encounters’ examines some of the implications of this, combining textual analysis from a writerly perspective with creative writing practice in a workshop format.  

Course Details

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

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

  • English (EL)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course has two main aspects, the first being to explore historical and contemporary varieties of short written forms as catalysts for your own work. This will encourage you to discover less familiar short forms from other historical periods, as well as to look afresh at virtual forms from our own time such as social media profiles, texts, tweets and blogs. The course will also look at personal experience as material for fiction and poetry, enabling you to create convincing fictional worlds through close observation, characterisation, dialogue and attention to detail.  


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University week s 10 - 19
  • 1 Tutorial during University week 9

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Portfolio

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 45
Assessment Weeks 7 Feedback Weeks

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1500-3500 words fiction or 60-120 lines poetry

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Portfolio

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 45
Assessment Weeks 12 Feedback Weeks

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1500-3500 words fiction or 60-120 lines poetry. 

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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