English language: Scottish Literature - the works of Robert Louis Stevenson
A cultural exploration of Scottish history via the works of one of Scotland's best known authors. Works studied include Treasure Island and the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Detailed knowledge of the texts is not a requirement but a short reading list will be circulated before the start of the course so that the learner can be familiar with the texts to be studied.
Background to the author and his life's works
The context of the works in Scottish history
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Student assignment presentation and tutor feedback
Before the start of the course, the student is sent a reading assignment to be completed before the course and a short reading list.
All students who successfully complete this course are eligible for a Course Certificate. Certificates are sent by email to those who qualify after the course finishes.
This course aims to provide students with an appreciation of the author's works and their context in the history of Scotland.
Description of required reading and recommended reading.
Daily homework assignments
Tutor feedback to homework
Assessment and feedback
Students are set two pieces of work. The first, set half way through the course, does not count towards the final outcome but preparing for it helps students to prepare for the assessed piece of work at the end of the course.
Each lesson is live and taught by a tutor via Zoom
Each lesson is of 60 minutes duration
Lessons can be taken at any time from Monday to Saturday 09.00 to 18.00 GMT
This course is delivered online, to participate students must be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the internet. The student will need regular access to the internet and a computer meeting the recommended minimum computer specification.