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2020/21 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]

Students are required to study a total of 120 credits at Level 1.

A maximum of 20 credits may be taken in modules outside the School of English.

General overview of Level 1:

1. Students must take TWO COMPULSORY CORE modules (40 credits).
2. Students must also take ONE ADDITIONAL CORE module (20 credits) from the list provided.
3a. Students can choose 60 credits of OPTION modules (or additional CORE modules)
OR
3b. Students can choose 40 credits of OPTION modules (or additional CORE modules) and 20 credits from outside the School from a selection of DISCOVERY modules.
4. No more than 70 credits should be taken in one semester.

Compulsory modules:

Students MUST study the following compulsory CORE modules:

ENGL1261Poetry: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL1350Foundations of English Studies20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Students must take at least one of the following CORE modules:

ENGL1250Prose: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL1855Race, Writing and Decolonization20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students can opt to take both of these modules if they wish.

Students will be required to study a further 60 credits. These may all be chosen from the following list of School of English OPTION modules. Alternatively, a combination of credits can be taken which may include an additional CORE module from the list above, OPTION modules from the list below and a maximum of 20 credits of DISCOVERY modules from outside the School.

ENGL1221Modern Fictions in English: Conflict, Liminality, Translation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL1286Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL1310Narratives of Witchcraft and Magic20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL1340Environment, Crisis and Creativity: Contemporary Nature Writing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL1999The Creative Essay: From Idea to Submission20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

Students may opt to take a MAXIMUM of 20 credits from a suite of modules available across the University from outside the School of English which are known as DISCOVERY modules.


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 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2026Restoration and Eighteenth Century Writing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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 CSER2207 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 CSER2207 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 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2202Imaginary Friends: the consolations and consequences of story20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32157Contemporary African Writing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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 CSER2207 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 CSER2207 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 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2204Shakespeare and Global Cinema20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2206African American Narrative: Eight Major Works20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2209Where the Wild Things Are: Animals in Children’s Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2284ExtraOrdinary Bodies: Physical Disability in Contemporary Literature and Film20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3208Arthurian Legend: Chivalry and Violence20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32113The Wild: Literature and the Environment20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3299World Theatre20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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.

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).
3a. Students can then choose the remaining 40 credits from the list of OPTION modules (or additional CORE modules) OR
3b. Students can choose 20 credits of OPTION modules (or additional CORE modules) and 20 credits from outside of the School (known as Discovery modules) OR
3c. Students can choose 40 credits from outside of the School (known as Discovery modules).

NB: Students are not eligible to take Level 1 modules in Level 3 (except for a maximum of 20 credits in Special Skills modules).

Compulsory modules:

ENGL3041Final Year Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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 below 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:

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2026Restoration and Eighteenth Century Writing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2040Performing the Past20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32157Contemporary African Writing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3999Literature of the 1890s20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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 below 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.

ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2050Theatre, Society and Self20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3208Arthurian Legend: Chivalry and Violence20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32113The Wild: Literature and the Environment20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3299World Theatre20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3339Lost in Fiction: The Metafictional Novel from "Don Quixote" to "House of Leaves"20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3342Millennial Fictions20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3410Modernist Sexualities20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3439States of Mind: Disability, Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:

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

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 – these can be identified by the code ‘skd’ in the online module catalogue).

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