Robert Burns (Online Distance Learning) SCOTLIT1014
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Critical Studies
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes
This online distance learning course examines the celebrated life, correspondence, poetry and songs, and also the cultural after-life of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns.
online group work and discussion; viewing of online lectures in students own time.
Requirements of Entry
Only available if on plan Q361-1009. This course does not count for credit as part of a degree programme for Glasgow students
SCOTLIT4030 Robert Burns
Essay (1,500 words) - 60%
Written assignment (500 words) - 20%
Blog-entry exercise (500 words) - 20%
Main Assessment In: April/May
This course will provide the opportunity to:
■ examine the life and works of Robert Burns (1759 - 1796);
■ interpret the poetry, song and prose of Robert Burns in the context of Scottish history and culture;
■ engage with diverse cultural materials and to understand the construction of Robert Burns's reputation as a universally recognised literary figure.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course learners will be able to:
■ recognise the significance of Robert Burns both in terms of his stature as a poet and song-writer and his status as a national and, indeed, international writer.
■ locate Burns in the context of his own period and Scottish culture in general.
■ examine the nature of the Burns cult and its manifestation beyond the text and in popular culture.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.