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2021/22 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 Chris Homewood Contact address:c.j.homewood@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 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ENGL1350Foundations of English Studies20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL1700Introduction to Film Studies I20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL1800Introduction to Film Studies II20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

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

ENGL1015Remixing the Renaissance20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL1221Modern Fictions in English: Conflict, Liminality, Translation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL1250Prose: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL1261Poetry: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL1286Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL1310Narratives of Witchcraft and Magic20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL1855Race, Writing and Decolonization20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL1999The Creative Essay: From Idea to Submission20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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

MODL1050Introduction to Audio-Visual Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL1150Worlds of Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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

ENGL1250Prose: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS1824Film Music: From Text to Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules or take additional modules in either of their named subjects.


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 (Sep to Jun)

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 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2026Restoration and Eighteenth Century Writing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2041Textual Healing: An Introduction to Scholarly Editing and Publishing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2201Writing Nature: Creative and Critical Practices20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL2202Imaginary Friends: the consolations and consequences of story20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL2203Medieval Poetry: Translation and Creative Rewriting20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL2204Shakespeare and Global Cinema20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2206African American Narrative: Eight Major Works20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2207Dialect and Heritage20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL2209Where the Wild Things Are: Animals in Children’s Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2214All the Single Ladies: Fictions of Female Autonomy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2284ExtraOrdinary Bodies: Physical Disability in Contemporary Literature and Film20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2288Writing for Fame: Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Culture of Celebrity20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2300Environmental Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2345Imagining Revolution: Literature of the English Civil Wars20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32110Students into Schools20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32147Contemporary Postcolonial Texts20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
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)
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3227Surrealism and the French Stage20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32763Children, Talk and Learning20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3299World Theatre20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32998Writing and Gender in Seventeenth-Century England20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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

CLAS2450Screening Antiquity20 creditsNot running in 202122
COMM2850Cinematic Themes20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CULT2003Cinema and Culture20 credits 
EAST2360Chinese Cinema20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ITAL2200Italian Cinema: Genre and Social Change20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL2015Black Europe20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL2030Introduction to German Cinema20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL2110Cinema in France: The Seventh Art20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL2115Film Programming and Exhibition: Curating for Cinemas and Festivals20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MODL2230Questioning Genre in World Cinemas20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL2250Digital Communications Across Cultures20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL2511Realism and the Cinema20 creditsNot running in 202122

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

Students may also choose to study the below module as long as they are not already enrolled onto Linguists into Schools

FOAH2020Towards the Future: Skills in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules in a third subject, pursue additional modules in the two named subjects or take the above FOAH module


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, as well as a 40 credit Final Year Project module, which can be taken in - and count towards - either of their two subjects. The remaining 40 credits should be taken as optional modules in either of the named subjects or as Discovery modules.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

MODL3055Current Enquiries into Film Studies20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

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

ENGL3041Final Year Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL3300Final Year Project: Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL3350Final Year Project: Digital Documentary40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates must study 40 credits of English modules at Level 3. Those who choose to study MODL3300 or MODL3350 will be required to study at least one of the modules below:

ENGL3024Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3026Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

OPTIONAL MODULES
If the Final Year Project module contributes towards Film Studies credits, students should choose between 20-40 credits from the list of English optional modules below:

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 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2026Restoration and Eighteenth Century Writing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3035Current Practice in Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3050States of Mind: Disability, Neurodiversity and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3208Arthurian Legend: Chivalry and Violence20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32147Contemporary Postcolonial Texts20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
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)
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3227Surrealism and the French Stage20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32763Children, Talk and Learning20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32941‘Global English’: Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and Decolonisation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3299World Theatre20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32998Writing and Gender in Seventeenth-Century England20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3339Lost in Fiction: The Metafictional Novel from 'Don Quixote' to 'House of Leaves'20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3342Millennial Fictions20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3391September 11 in Fact and Fiction20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3398Medical Humanities: Representing Illness, Disability, and Care20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3402Home Bodies: Domestic Animals in Contemporary Literature20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3410Modernist Sexualities20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3999Literature of the 1890s20 creditsNot running in 202122

OPTIONAL MODULES
If the Final Year Project module contributes towards English credits, students should choose between 20-40 credits from the list of optional Film Studies modules below:

ARAB3190Performing Islam: Piety and Environment in Dialogue20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CLAS3450Screening Antiquity20 creditsNot running in 202122
COMM3120Film Theory and Aesthetics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3350Japanese Cinema in the World20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MODL3026Contemporary German Cinema20 creditsNot running in 202122
MODL3027Post-War European Cinema: History, Politics and Aesthetics20 creditsNot running in 202122
MODL3040Hollywood and its Others20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MODL3230Cinema in the Digital Era20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL3410Contemporary World Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL3510French Cinema, Sex and Gender20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL3600Material Cultures and Cultures of Consumption20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL3610Adventures of the Imagination: Crime and the Fantastic Across Continents20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL3620Decolonial Approaches20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL3630Social Movements across Cultures20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Students may choose up to 20 credits of Discovery modules (or pursue additonal optional modules).


Year4 - View timetable

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

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