2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
ENGL1024 Key Concepts of English Language Study: Two
20 creditsClass Size: 70
School of English
Module manager: Dr Kate Spowage
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Module replacesENGL1022 English: Context, Culture and Style
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module introduces the fascinating breadth and diversity to be found within the English language. It offers insights into different geographic, historical, social and stylistic variations – where they come from, their characteristics, how and why they are used. The module is founded on the individual expertise of colleagues in English language and builds on the tradition of excellence at Leeds.
ObjectivesKey Concepts in English Language is an introductory module which provides students with a strong foundation in key topics of English language study at university level. Its main objective is to enable students to develop an understanding of key concepts used in the analysis of the English language and its varieties. A further objective is to enable students to analyse a wide range of texts, and to demonstrate a practical understanding of how the English language works in literature and other forms of writing.
On completion of this module, students will demonstrate:
• A developed ability to use written communication effectively
• A developed capacity to describe and analyse a range of literary and non-literary texts
• A developed ability to manage complex information in a structured and systematic way
• A developed capacity for independent thought, critical reason and judgement
• Developed research skills, including the retrieval of information, the organisation of material and the evaluation of its importance
• A developed capacity to use subject-specific and general IT skills in the development and execution of research projects
• Efficient time management and organisation skills
• Independent and collaborative learning skills.
The module will follow a clear weekly structure composed of lecture, workshop and seminar sessions which may include presentations. Topics may include stylistics, phonetics, language variation and its relation to geographical and social identity; language and history. Weekly preparation and set exercises will enable students to produce two pieces of assessment; a 2000 word assignment (50%) and a 2,000 word essay (50%).
Text for Purchase: Culpeper, J., Kerswill, P., Wodak, R. McEnery, T. and Katamba, F. 2018.
|Private study hours
|Total Contact hours
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackWeekly seminars and consultation hours provide regular settings in which tutors can offer forms of informal and formative feedback. Written feedback on assessment will help students to develop their written work for future modules.
Methods of assessment
|% of formal assessment
|2,000 word essay
|2,000 word assignment
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 17/10/2022
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