ENG2303 – British Literature in the Age of the Enlightenment
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This course offers a broad introduction to the most important literary developments in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, studied in light of its socio-political history and intellectual background.
The course provides an introduction to the development of the periodical essay and of the early English novel as well as an insight into the satirical writings and moral philosophy of the long eighteenth century.
After completing this course, you:
- are familiar with some central texts in the Age of Enlightenment
- can analyse texts in relation to their ideological, historical and social contexts
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Admission to the course is required to attend seminars.
Recommended previous knowledge
It is recommended students have taken at least 10 ECTS in literature/culture, preferably ENG1303 – British Literature/ENG1505 – British Civilisation or equivalent. The course assumes a good proficiency in written and oral English.
10 credits overlap with ENG4343 – British Literature in the Age of the Enlightenment
Seminar, two hours per week for 14 weeks, 28 hours in total.
Attendance is obligatory at least 11 out of 14 seminars. Additional absences must be justified by documentation given to the exam coordinator.
Students must turn in an essay of 5 pages on a given topic. Students will receive written feedback provided they hand in the first draft within a given deadline.
The evaluation is based on a 4-hour written exam.
Use of sources and citation
Examination support material
You are allowed to use an English–English dictionary.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
The results will be found on the StudentWeb within three weeks after the exam.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Once the course requirements have been fulfilled, they remain valid for the current and the two consecutive semesters when the course is given.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.