ENG4341 - English Renaissance Literature
This course provides an introduction to the literature of the English renaissance, studied in a variety of historical contexts—poetic, intellectual, religious, and political.
After completing this course you will have:
- acquired a broad understanding of the most important literary trends in renaissance England;
- gained the ability to see these trends as connected with the ideas and socio-political development of the period;
- developed your critical reading and writing skills.
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International applicants, if you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
The examination in this course is not available for external candidates. Only students admitted to the course may sit for the examination.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
The student must have been accepted into the master's degree programme in literary studies or the teacher education programme (LAP).
Recommended previous knowledge
The course assumes a good proficiency in written and oral English
Overlapping courses10 credits overlap with ENG2301 - English Renaissance Literature.
Seminar, two hours per week for 14 weeks, 28 hours in all.
Attendance is an obligatory class requirement (80%). Additional absences must be justified (please contact the exam coordinator).
Students must turn in an essay (app. 5 standard pages, 11.500 characters) by a stated deadline during the semester.
The essay must be approved before the final exam.
Three day take-home exam.
You must submit your paper in Fronter. Read more about submission procedures
Language of examination
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 result can be found at the StudentWeb within three weeks after the exam.
Explanations and appeals
You may request an explanation of your grades, and you may also appeal against your grades or make a complaint about formal examination errors. Read more about explanations and appeals.
Resit an examination
You can usually resit an exam, but the conditions depend on whether you had a valid reason for absence from the regular exam. Read more about resitting an exam.
Withdrawal from an examination
A student may sit this exam up to 3 times. If a student wishes to withdraw from the exam, s/he must do so in StudentWeb at least two weeks prior to the first day of the exam. Failure to do so will be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit the exam.
Once the course requirements have been fulfilled, they remain valid for the current and the next two semesters that the course is taught.
Special examination arrangements
If you have a disability or a health problem that entails significant inconvenience in an examination situation, you may be considered for special examination arrangements. Mothers who are breastfeeding may apply for extra time to complete the exam.
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