Undergraduate 

Comparative Literature MA

Comparative Literature 2B - Frontiers (Exploring Identity) COMPLIT2002

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

Building on literary skills which students have acquired through study at Level 1, this course will focus on various literary and cinematic depictions of the human search for identity and the meaning of self through a series of challenging texts and films from a variety of cultures.

Timetable

Lectures on Monday and Tuesday at 4pm; seminars on Thursday (choice of times) over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Essay (1,800 words) - 50%

Exam (90 minutes) - 50%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ focus on various literary and cinematic depictions of the human search for identity and the meaning of self through a series of challenging texts and films from a variety of cultures, building on literary skills which students have acquired through study at Level 1;

■ apply the analytical skills students have gained to a wide range of problems which may confront them in different situations and contexts in later life.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ analyse unfamiliar and culturally-diverse texts;

■ discuss various texts in their historical, cultural and intellectual contexts, and highlight significant affinities and differences between them;

■ write and argue cogently about selected issues/themes without losing sight of a more general, unified framework.

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.