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Faculty of Philology
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Grao en Inglés: Estudos Lingüísticos e Literarios
  English Literature (16th and 17th Centuries)
Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Document analysis A1 A2 A11 A16 B5 B7 B8 B10 C6 C8 Textual analysis done in class. A few will be marked by the teacher. 1.5 points. 15
Guest lecture / keynote speech A1 A2 A16 A17 B7 B8 C6 C8 Active attendance. The student must attend at least to 10 lectures and 18 group classes to get 0.4. He or she will sign on sheets provided. Active participation will add 0.1 (see Directed Discussion below). 4
Directed discussion A2 A6 A7 B8 C2 Debate over topics or the oral presentations. Attendance and active participation. The students may be asked to hand out their notes now and then.
Objective test A1 A2 A6 A7 A9 C2 Final exam: an essay, a textual commentary (both on any of the 8 texts) and a short multiple choice test on data provided in the lectures or seminars through the course.
(50%; that is, 5 points out of 10).
NOTE: you need to get a minimum of 2 out of 5 (4 out of 10) to sum this mark to the continuous evaluation mark.
Multiple-choice questions A7 4 multiple-choice tests on the texts the students must read. Each test is worth 0.5 points (2 points total, 20% of the subject). 20
Oral presentation A1 A6 A9 A10 A11 A16 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 C2 C8 Every student must prepare an essay, and if possible, present it orally in class so that a debate may be established later. The subject will be some aspect of the 8 texts that are to be read. The oral presentation should take about 8-10 minutes. The essay will be about 7-8 pages' long (double spaced). Worth 10 per cent; that is, 1 point. The written version must be sent by December, 15th.
Assessment comments
  • In this subject, what is evaluated is the student´s knowledge of the history of English literature and his/her literary competence at analysing the 8 texts of the corpus using basic literary skills. Analysis is NOT paraphrasis.
  • The final average mark must be 5 or more to pass . Also 2 out of 5 in the exam, and 2 out of 5 in the continuous evaluation are required.
  • Those students that do not do commentaries in class, essays etc, have no continuous evaluation marks, so they will have to recover at least two out of 5 points in the second opportunity examination. They may obtain 5 out of 5 in the first opportunity exam (not easy to do), but they would not pass the subject yet.
  • English is the only language used in class and exams. Mistakes must be avoided. Plagiarism is also forbidden. Borrowing ideas from the teacher and books is understandable, but students must try to do their own research. We may use "Turnitin" to check the essays, in order to detect wrong citations, plagiarismor any other type of fraud. Should this occur, the rules for plagiarism will beapplied. (Normas de avaliación, revisión e reclamación das cualificacións dos estudos de grao emestrado universitario). "Turnitin" recognises papers previously turned in by other people (or the student him/herself) at this university or other universities, as well as other material found on Internet.
  • Those students that cannot do an oral presentation can still present a written version of the essay.
  • The essays must handed over before the classes are over in December (around Dec 16-17th).
  • When a student for whatever justified reason (illness, etc) cannot do the continuous evaluation pratices he or she must tell the teacher in advance, otherwise he or she will have to wait for the second opportunity evaluation to make up for such parts.
  • Those students who attend and participate in the continuous assessment activities will be eventually considered "No Presentados" (absent from examination) only if they have done less than 25% of the required activities. Otherwise,they will figure as fail even if they do no do the first opportunity exam.
  • Those students that have been given a dispensation must tell the teacher in advance, during the first two weeks of the course.
  • Students who have been granted exemption,as specified in the university regulations, will be assessed according to thecriteria applied to the July opportunity.
  • Students sitting the December exam (final exam broughtforward) will be assessed according to the criteria specified for the July opportunity.
  • In July the second opportunity evaluation takes place. Those students that have not done or passed the continuous evaluation parts will be given the chance to do so by doing the essays or commentaries necessary. A second 5 point exam is also done at that time for those that failed it earlier or did not take it. That is, the second (July) opportunity will consist of a 50% final exam and 50% activities repeating or replacing (in the case of class attendance) the continuous assessment work. Such activities will be specified once the marks for the first opportunity have been published. For instance, four tests similar to those done during the course will be done on the day of the exam.
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