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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA English and Film Studies

Programme code:BA-ENGL&FSUCAS code:6T3X
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Martin Thomas Contact address:m.thomas@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 370

Entry requirements:

For entry requirements for this course please visit: Coursefinder

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

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

English:
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/subject-benchmark-statements/sbs-english-15.pdf?sfvrsn=4f9df781_12
Communication, Media, Film and Cultural Studies:
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/subject-benchmark-statements/sbs-communication-media-film-and-cultural-studies-16.pdf?sfvrsn=4fe1f781_12

Programme specification:

The programme will:

- Allow students to study the disciplines of English and Film Studies to the same depth as Single Honours students of the disciplines, but with less breadth in each. This means that Joint Honours students will normally be required to take compulsory and a subset of the optional modules that are also part of the corresponding Single Honours degree programmes, and that they will be assessed on those modules using criteria identical to those applied to Single Honours students.
- At Level One, allow students the flexibility to extend their intercultural and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills by means of a 'cornerstone' module in the areas of audio-visual culture or world literature and the choice of a cognate elective module.
- At Levels Two and Three, allow students to choose, within certain parameters, optional modules from the full range available within each discipline, and thereby devise pathways of their own choosing.
- Allow students the opportunity at Level Three of undertaking an autonomous research project in either discipline, potentially linking the two disciplines by bringing knowledge and understanding gained in one discipline to bear in the other.
- Require students to acquire the flexibility of mind and variety of learning techniques needed to switch between the two disciplines.
- Provide a basis for further advanced study in either English or Film Studies, or in a cognate interdisciplinary area.


Year1 - View timetable

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

In Level 1 students must study 125-130 credits. Students are required to take 45 credits in each of their two main subjects, 20
credits of discovery modules and a 20 credit cornerstone module.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ENGL1000Studying and Researching English5 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1350Foundations of English Studies20 creditsSemester 1
MODL1700Introduction to Film Studies I20 creditsSemester 1
MODL1800Introduction to Film Studies II20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study one of the following modules:

ENGL1261Poetry: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1282Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will be required to study one of the following 'Cornerstone' modules:

MODL1050Introduction to Audio-Visual Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL1150Worlds of Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

In addition, students may choose to take one of the following optional modules instead of a Discovery module:

ENGL1250Prose: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS1824Film Music: From Text to Interpretation20 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

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

In Level 2 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each of their main subjects. Of the remaining credits, 20 credits should be taken in one of the named subjects; the final 20 credits may be taken as discovery modules or in either of the named subjects.

In order to be eligible for an Honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

MODL2055Critical Approaches to Screen Studies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES
Candidates are required to study at least TWO of the following core modules. In addition candidates may also opt to study one or two further core modules (up to 40 credits) or choose up to 40 credits from the list of option modules below.

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
Candidates may study further credits (up to 40 credits) from the following list of option modules, in accordance with the credit rules.

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2041Textual Healing: An Introduction to Scholarly Editing and Publishing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2201Writing Nature: Creative and Critical Practices20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2202Imaginary Friends: the consolations and consequences of story20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL2203Medieval Poetry: Translation and Creative Rewriting20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL2204Shakespeare and Global Cinema20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2206African American Narrative: Eight Major Works20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2207Dialect and Heritage20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL2209Where the Wild Things Are: Animals in Children’s Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2284ExtraOrdinary Bodies: Physical Disability in Contemporary Literature and Film20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2345Imagining Revolution: Literature of the English Civil Wars20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32110Students into Schools20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32113The Wild: Literature and the Environment20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32147Contemporary Postcolonial Texts20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32158Aesthetic Movements of the Nineteenth Century20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3227Surrealism and the French Stage20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32763Children, Talk and Learning20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3299World Theatre20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32998Writing and Gender in Seventeenth-Century England20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will be required to study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules:

COMM2850Cinematic Themes20 creditsSemester 2
CULT2003Cinema and Culture20 credits 
EAST2360Chinese Cinema20 creditsSemester 1
ITAL2200Italian Cinema: Genre and Social Change20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2015Black Europe20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2020Adaptation and Interpretation: Film and Intermedial Storytelling20 creditsNot running in 201920
MODL2030Introduction to German Cinema20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2110The Seventh Art: Cinema in France20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2115Film Programming and Exhibition: Curating for Cinemas and Festivals20 creditsNot running in 201920
MODL2230From Film Noir to Asia Extreme: Questioning Genre in World Cinemas20 creditsSemester 1
MODL2250Digital Communications Across Cultures20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2511Realism and the Cinema20 creditsNot running in 201920

- NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules in a third subject or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.


Year3 - View timetable

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

In Level 3 students must study 120 credits. Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in each of their main subjects, plus at least 20-credits as a Final Year Project which can be taken in and count towards either subject. Any remaining credits can be taken in either of the named subjects or as discovery modules. A maximum of 20 credits of discovery modules may be taken in level 3. Finalists may only take level 1 modules which are listed as discovery skills modules (skd) and only to the value of 20 credits.

In order to be eligible for an Honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

MODL3055Current Enquiries into Film Studies20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study ONE of the following Final Year Project modules:

ENGL3041Final Year Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3300Final Year Project: Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3350Final Year Project: Digital Documentary40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

CORE MODULES
Candidates must take a minimum of 40 credits in English at Level 3. Candidates are required to study at least ONE of the following core modules and can also opt to study further core modules:

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

OPTION MODULES
Candidates must take a minimum of 40 credits in English at Level 3. 20 of these credits must be taken from the list of core modules above. Candidates may study further credits from the following list of option modules, in accordance with the credit rules. NB Candidates may only choose a Level 2 core English module (modules beginning ENGL2XXX) from the list below if all of their remaining final year credits (100) are at Level 3, ie. SUBJ3XXX.

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3208Arthurian Legend: Chivalry and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32113The Wild: Literature and the Environment20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32147Contemporary Postcolonial Texts20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32158Aesthetic Movements of the Nineteenth Century20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3227Surrealism and the French Stage20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32763Children, Talk and Learning20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3299World Theatre20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32998Writing and Gender in Seventeenth-Century England20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3339Lost in Fiction: The Metafictional Novel from "Don Quixote" to "House of Leaves"20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL3342Millennial Fictions20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3398Medical Humanities: Representing Illness, Disability, and Care20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL3402Home Bodies: Domestic Animals in Contemporary Literature20 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL3410Modernist Sexualities20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3439States of Mind: Disability, Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3999Literature of the 1890s20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following optional modules:

ARAB3050Arab Drama on Stage and Screen20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
COMM3120Film Theory and Aesthetics20 creditsNot running in 201920
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsSemester 2
MODL3026Contemporary German Cinema20 creditsSemester 2
MODL3027Post-War European Cinema: History, Politics and Aesthetics20 creditsNot running in 201920
MODL3040Hollywood and its Others20 creditsSemester 2
MODL3230Cinema in the Digital Era20 creditsSemester 2
MODL3500Francophone Cinema - Postcolonial Images20 creditsNot running in 201920
MODL3510Gender, Sex and Cinema in France20 creditsSemester 2

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Discovery modules:

Last updated: 12/06/2019

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