(LO1) On completion of the module, students will have:The ability to demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of Renaissance and Eighteenth-century dramatic works concerned with science, by key authors from both periods.
(LO2) The ability to assess and discuss the various ways in which dramatic texts of the period engaged with ideas prevalent in ‘scientific’ discourses, and how writers were inspired by and/or critiqued different accounts of nature.
(LO3) The ability to demonstrate an informed critical engagement with some of the relevant literary, cultural and historical contexts of the works examined.
(LO4) The ability to put into practice advanced skills in textual analysis, critical reading, and writing .
(LO5) The ability to research, read, and think both independently and sensitively about the works studied at a more specialised level.
(LO6) The ability to evaluate and communicate effectively both their own and others’ ideas .
(LO7) An enhanced ability to read and engage critically with literary and, where relevant, historical and cultural sources for both the Renaissance and Eighteenth-century periods.
(LO8) An enhanced understanding of literary history and of some related aspects of cultural and social history over the course of the Renaissance and Eighteenth-century periods.
(LO9) An ability to evaluate critically advanced scholarship and research of the Renaissance and Eighteenth-century periods.
(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills).
(S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis.
(S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral.
(S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills.
(S5) Information skills - Critical reading.
(S6) Research skills - All information skills.
(S7) Skills in using technology - Using common applications (work processing, databases, spreadsheets etc.).
(S8) Research skills - Awareness of /commitment to academic integrity.