2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
ENGL2201 Writing Nature: Creative and Critical Practices
20 creditsClass Size: 20
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Module manager: Professor John Whale
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is not approved as a discovery module
This module is approved as a skills discovery module
Module summaryThis is a module which uses the literature of natural history and its associated methodology of observation to develop creative and critical skills of undergraduate students.
ObjectivesTo develop an awareness of the Anglophone tradition of nature writing and its observational methodology.
To develop critical and creative language skills in relation to the genre of nature writing.
Have a historically informed understanding of natural history writing
Have both understanding and experience of the role of observation in natural history writing
Have developed critical reflection of their own writing, both critical and creative
Have an understanding of different kinds of natural history writing
This module combines critical and creative practices through reading a body of natural history texts with the undertaking of observational project work leading to the creative of a creative portfolio of natural history writing.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||181.75|
|Total Contact hours||18.25|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyLiterary critical thinking and analysis; creative writing
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackThree scheduled one-to-one feedback sessions on samples of critical essay and creative portfolio
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay||1500 Word Essay||25.00|
|Portfolio||4500 Word (Max)||75.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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