English Literature BA (Hons)
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
4 to 6 years part-timeArts, Design and Social Sciences
Lipman Building, Newcastle City Campus
The degree in English aims to provide
students with a detailed understanding of
writing in English and a sophisticated
awareness of the critical debate in the
discipline. Through the degree students
become familiar with the major periods of literary expression and with the principal
forms of critical understanding.
The degree is structured to give students an increasing amount of independence as learners.
At Level 4 (equivalent first-year full-time), all modules are compulsory to ensure a basic grounding in the literary canon.
At Level 5 (equivalent second-year full-time), two further core modules are offered, broadening this understanding of the canon and the concepts of canonicity.
At Level 6 (equivalent third-year full-time), students complete a dissertation on a topic of their choice. This choice is crucial, not only to personal development, but to the principle of educational and intellectual diversity on which the degree is based.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODSThe programme is taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. Modules are assessed by a range of oral and written assessments including presentations, projects, assignments, examinations and a dissertation.
CAREERSGraduates take up careers in many areas including journalism, the media, teaching, librarianship, writing and administration or programmes of further study.
OTHER INFOMature Student entry
Access course students without GCSEs are not required to take these qualifications in addition to their Access award, but must ensure that any required subjects are fully met within their Access course.
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