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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC0124 The Renaissance

20 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Madeleine Newman
Email: m.c.newman@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module explores the background to the English Renaissance and the changes in works, ideas and ways of thinking during this period. Integral to this module is support in the development of academic skills, especially within the general areas of presentation and exam skills.

Objectives

This module will give an overview of the English Renaissance and the background of this period in terms of the European Renaissance and the later medieval period in England. It will reflect on elements of culture, history, literature, politics, art etc. with a particular focus on the context of works in this period. This module will also particularly focus on the development of confidence and academic skills, including presentation skills and exam preparation.

Learning outcomes
At the end of this module students should be able to:
-Understand different elements of the Renaissance period, including an overview of some of the key people, texts and concepts
- Analyse works in the light of the context in which they were produced as well as in terms of their style, structure, etc.
- Communicate ideas accurately and clearly

Skills outcomes
Analytical skills
Writing skills
Presentation skills
Historical analysis


Syllabus

The content will cover such areas as:
-The background of the English Renaissance, including the European Renaissance and later medieval England
-An overview of some of the key themes, such as print culture, authorship, voyage and discovery and humanism.
-Overview of some key literary and historical texts, such as Thomas Moore's Utopia; William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, etc
-Overview of key concepts eg. Humanism,
-Aspects of culture and identity
-Representation of diversity, such as: age, gender, race, and class.


Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Example Class12.002.00
Workshop101.0010.00
Fieldwork14.004.00
Group learning12.502.50
Lecture101.0010.00
Seminar101.0010.00
Tutorial10.500.50
Independent online learning hours40.00
Private study hours121.00
Total Contact hours39.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Time for private study is expected to break down as follows:

Reading and research 50
Preparation for seminars 20
Assignment Preparation 51

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

There will be ongoing monitoring of student progress throughout the module via student engagement in each taught session and via the VLE.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Presentation15 minute group presentation25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)25.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 75.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)75.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:23:10

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