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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA English Literature and Theatre Studies

Programme code:BA-ENGL&TSUCAS code:QW34
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

A-level AAB-AAA with A in English (Literature, Language, or Language & Literature) excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.

International Baccalaureate: 35 points overall with 16-17 at Higher Level including 6 in English at Higher Level.

Applications welcome from mature students with Access qualifications and from students with international or other non-A-level qualifications.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of English

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of English

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

This is one of the country's most prestigious degrees in English Literature and Theatre Studies. The School is an internationally recognized research leader in English studies and possesses a long-established reputation for excellence in research and teaching. There is a large academic staff (over 40 full time), and about 1000 undergraduate students are being taught in the department at any one time.

The Single Honours English & Theatre Studies programme exposes students to a variety of approaches to creating and critically appraising drama and diverse modes of performance in addition to the wide range of subject areas across the spread of English Studies. Practice is offered as a mode of analysis and appreciation throughout the programme in ways that complement and promote skills activated in English modules.

Following a compulsory level 1, students are offered a high degree of choice within a structure that activates an appreciation of theatre theory, history and practice through analytical work and individual and collaborative creativity. Students are equally well exposed to a range of periods and genres of English Literature and have some opportunity to study issues of English language.

Students may apply for transfer to a European or an International Degree. The opportunity to apply for a work placement degree is also available. Those students who are accepted may participate in one of our Erasmus/Socrates schemes or go to one of a range of universities with which the University of Leeds has established links.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students MUST study the following compulsory CORE modules:

ENGL1000Studying and Researching English5 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1261Poetry: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1282Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1291Approaches to Theatre and Performance20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Students MUST also chose ONE of the following CORE modules:

ENGL1191Writing Critically20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1250Prose: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates are required to study 40 credits of Discovery modules.


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO STUDY A TOTAL OF 120 CREDITS IN LEVEL 2, WITH NO MORE THAN 70 CREDITS IN ONE SEMESTER.

A MAXIMUM OF 20 CREDITS MAY BE TAKEN IN MODULES OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL OF ENGLISH.

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF LEVEL 2:
Students:
1. Must take TWO COMPULSORY CORE modules
2. Choose TWO CORE modules from a list
3a. Choose 40 credits of OPTION modules or additional CORE modules
OR
3b. Choose 20 credits of OPTION modules (or additional CORE modules) and 20 credits from outside of the School (known as Discovery modules).

Compulsory modules:

Students MUST study both compulsory CORE modules:

ENGL2040Performing the Past20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2050Theatre, Society and Self20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES
Students are required to study TWO of the following CORE modules:
Students can also opt to study further CORE modules or choose credits from the list of OPTION modules.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2

OPTION MODULES

Students may study up to 40 credits of option modules from the following list, in accordance with the credit rules stated below.

Students can opt to take a MAXIMUM of 20 credits in modules outside of the School at Level 2 (known as Discovery modules).

Credit rules:
No more than 70 credits in one semester
A total of 120 credits over the year
A maximum of 20 credits may be taken outside the School of English as Discovery at Level 2.

ENGL32110Students into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32150Planes, Trains and Automobiles: US Narratives of Air, Rail, Road and Water20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32164Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32165Text is a Technology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3245Jacobean Drama20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32994Shakespeare's Histories20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32996Byron and the Shelleys20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules outside the School of English.


Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO STUDY A TOTAL OF 120 CREDITS IN LEVEL 3, WITH NO MORE THAN 70 CREDITS IN ONE SEMESTER.

A MAXIMUM OF 40 CREDITS MAY BE TAKEN IN MODULES OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL OF ENGLISH.

NB: Students are not eligible to take Level 1 modules in Level 3 (with the exception of up to a maximum of 20 credits in Special Skills modules).

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF LEVEL 3:
1. Students MUST study the 40 credit compulsory CORE module
2. Students MUST choose TWO CORE modules from a list
3. Students can then choose to take the 40 remaining credits in further CORE or OPTION modules within the School or from modules outside of the School (known as Discovery modules).

Compulsory modules:

Students MUST study the 40 credit compulsory CORE module:

ENGL3042The Practical Essay40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES
Students are required to take TWO of the following CORE modules.
Students can also opt to study further CORE module or choose credits from the list of OPTION modules below.

ENGL3024Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3026Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2

OPTION MODULES

Students may study up to 40 credits of option modules from the following list, in accordance with the credit rules stated below.

Credit rules:
No more than 70 credits in one semester
A total of 120 credits over the year
A maximum of 40 credits may be taken outside the School of English as Discovery at Level 3.

Students may only choose a Level 2 English module from the OPTION module list if all their remaining 100 final year credits are at Level 3. Modules that start with the code ENGL2*** are Level 2 modules.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32150Planes, Trains and Automobiles: US Narratives of Air, Rail, Road and Water20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32164Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32165Text is a Technology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3245Jacobean Drama20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32994Shakespeare's Histories20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32996Byron and the Shelleys20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3342Millennial Fictions20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3384ExtraOrdinary Bodies: Disability, Medicine and Normalcy in Contemporary Literatures20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3395T.S. Eliot20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3398Medical Humanities: Representing Illness, Disability, and Care20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3410Modernist Sexualities20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3439States of Mind: Disability, Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3560James Joyce's "Ulysses"20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3999Literature of the 1890s20 creditsSemester 2

Some option modules give enrolment priority to Level 2 students (see School of English Module Handbook for details of the priority timetable for the relevant session).

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 40 credits of Discovery modules outside the School of English.

Last updated: 20/04/2017

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