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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA English Literature

Programme code:BA-ENGL/LITUCAS code:Q306
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Professor Michael Brennan Contact address:m.g.brennan@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

- A-level AAA with A in English (Literature, or Language & Literature) excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
- International Baccalaureate: 35 points overall with 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:

English

Programme specification:

This is one of the country's most prestigious degrees in English. The School is an internationally recognized research leader in English studies and possesses a long-established reputation for excellence in research and teaching. In RAE2014 it was rated among the top 20 English departments in the UK and almost half of its research was rated as 4* (the highest rating) with the excellence of our environment and the impact of our research also confirmed. There is a large academic staff (over 40 full time), and an annual intake of over 160 students to this Single Honours Programme.

The Single Honours English Literature programme is distinguished by the wide range of subject areas to which students are exposed, across the whole spread of English Studies. After a compulsory Level 1, the programme allows students a high degree of choice within a structure which ensures that all students are exposed to a range of periods of English literature, and a range of genres and in a range of areas. The programme more than meets the benchmarking requirements for English.

Students may apply for transfer to a European or an International Degree. 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. The opportunity to apply for a work placement degree is also available.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Students MUST study the following compulsory CORE modules:

ENGL1000Studying and Researching English5 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1250Prose: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1261Poetry: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1282Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1350Foundations of English Studies20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits of Discovery modules, which may include ENGL1220 Twentieth Century Fiction in English, or ENGL1340 Environment, Crisis and Creativity: Contemporary Nature Writing.


Year2 - 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. Choose TWO CORE modules from a list in semester 1
2. choose TWO CORE modules from a list in semester 2
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).

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES - SEMESTER 1

Students must choose TWO CORE modules to study in semester 1.
Students can also opt to study a further CORE module or choose credits from the list of OPTION modules.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1

CORE MODULES - SEMESTER 2

Students must choose TWO CORE modules to study in semester 2:
Students can also opt to study a further CORE module or choose credits from the list of OPTION modules.

ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2

OPTION MODULES - SEMESTER 1
Students can choose ONE 20 CREDIT OPTION module in semester 1 from the list below or opt to take an additional CORE module from those listed above.
Students can also opt to take a MAXIMUM of 20 credits in modules outside of the School at Level 2 - if you wish to do this you should choose a 20 credit English module in semester 1 or 2 from the OPTION module lists (including further CORES if you prefer); this then leaves you with the 20 credits you can choose from modules outside of the School.

In accordance with the credit rules stated:
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 modules at Level 2.

Those students who are enrolled onto ENGL32110 Students into Schools have chosen a module which is taught over both semesters and could potentially have a 50/70 credit split if they pick all their modules within the School of English. If you are enrolled onto ENGL32110 you should only chose 20 further credits in Level 2 (either within or outside of the School) giving you the 120 credits you require.

SEMESTER 1:

ENGL2201Writing Nature: Creative and Critical Practices20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32113The Wild: Literature and the Environment20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3227Surrealism and the French Stage20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32998Writing and Gender in Seventeenth-Century England20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1

OPTION MODULES - SEMESTER 2
Students can choose ONE 20 CREDIT OPTION module in semester 2 from the list below or opt to take an additional CORE module from those listed above.
Students can also opt to take a MAXIMUM of 20 credits in modules outside of the School at Level 2 - if you wish to do this you should choose a 20 credit English module in semester 1 or 2 from the OPTION module lists (including further CORES if you prefer); this then leaves you with the 20 credits you can choose from modules outside of the School.

In accordance with the credit rules stated:
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 modules at Level 2.

Those students who are enrolled onto ENGL32110 Students into Schools have chosen a module which is taught over both semesters and could potentially have a 50/70 credit split if they pick all their modules within the School of English. If you are enrolled onto ENGL32110 you should only chose 20 further credits in Level 2 (either within or outside of the School) giving you the 120 credits you require.

SEMESTER 2:

ENGL2041Textual Healing: An Introduction to Scholarly Editing and Publishing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2204Shakespeare and Global Cinema20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2206African American Narrative: Eight Major Works20 creditsSemester 1
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
ENGL3208Arthurian Legend: Chivalry and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32157Contemporary African Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32763Children, Talk and Learning20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

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


Year3 - 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).

Students who began their studies from September 2014 will be required to take a compulsory 40 credit Final Year Project in Level 3.

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF LEVEL 3:
1. Students MUST undertake the 40-credit Final Year Project in English
2. Students MUST choose TWO CORE modules from a list (one per semester)
3. Students can then choose to take the remaining 40 credits in further CORE or OPTION modules in English or from modules outside of the School (Discovery modules).

Compulsory modules:

ENGL3041Final Year Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES - SEMESTER 1
Students are required to take ONE of the following CORE modules in semester 1.
Students can also opt to study one further CORE module or choose credits form the list of OPTION modules.

ENGL3024Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1

CORE MODULES - SEMESTER 2
Students are required to take ONE of the following CORE modules in semester 2.
Students can also opt to study one further CORE module or choose credits form the list of OPTION modules.

ENGL3026Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2

OPTION MODULES
SEMESTER 1

Students may choose up to 20 credits of OPTION modules in Semester 1 from the following list in accordance with the credit rules stated below.

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.

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 modules at Level 3.

The 40-credit Final Year Project module runs over both semesters 1 and 2 and is counted as 20 credits in semester 1 and 20 credits in semester 2.

SEMESTER 1:

ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2040Performing the Past20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32113The Wild: Literature and the Environment20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3227Surrealism and the French Stage20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32998Writing and Gender in Seventeenth-Century England20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3999Literature of the 1890s20 creditsSemester 1

OPTION MODULES
SEMESTER 2

Students may choose up to 20 credits of OPTION modules in Semester 2 from the following list in accordance with the credit rules stated below.

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.

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 modules at Level 3.

The 40-credit Final Year Project module runs over both semesters 1 and 2 and is counted as 20 credits in semester 1 and 20 credits in semester 2.

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2050Theatre, Society and Self20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3208Arthurian Legend: Chivalry and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32157Contemporary African Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32763Children, Talk and Learning20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3342Millennial Fictions20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3410Modernist Sexualities20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3439States of Mind: Disability, Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

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

Last updated: 09/12/2019

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