English Language & Literary Studies

Develop your English through the study of literature
Module information
Credits:
10                                                                      
Availability:
Semester 1 and Semester 2
Classes:
2 hours per week
Module leader:
Dr Chris Lima

Module names and codes

  • English Language & Literary Studies (Semester 1) EL3021 (Overview of English Literature - The Novel - Romantic Poetry - The War Poets - The Short Story)
  • English Language & Literary Studies (Semester 2) EL3022 (Influences on English Literatrure - the 19th Centrury English Novel - Contemporary Poetry)

Module aims

English Language and Literary StudiesAs a result of these modules, students will be able to:

• demonstrate an understanding of the generic features of poetry, drama and the novel
• demonstrate an understanding of the authors and works covered
• develop their knowledge of the English language through the language used by the authors studied
• react to and interpret literary works critically, in order to support their argument in discussion
• evaluate interpretations of an original work (e.g. a film interpretation)
• demonstrate knowledge of the metalanguage needed to discuss literary texts
• develop their reading skills for coping with authentic texts
• exploit available resources (sources of literary texts and criticism)

Who are these modules for?

  • These modules are open to all Erasmus and Study Abroad students for university credits.
  • Students are expected to have an advanced level of English: CEFR C1

Assessment

  • Both modules are assessed by means of two pieces of academic writing (1,000 and1,500 words)

Further resources

Electronic reading lists, an academic writing tutorial, support material and links are all available on Blackboard to students enrolled on these modules.

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