Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

(BA) English Language and Literature (with a study abroad year)

Entry for 2016

FHEQ level

This course is set at Level 6 in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

No course outline is currently available.

Full-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn SemesterCoreApproaches to Meaning (Q1029)304
  CoreCritical Approaches 1 (Q3120)154
  CoreReading Genre 1 (Q3122)154
 Spring SemesterCoreCritical Approaches 2 (Q3123)154
  CoreInvestigating Language in Context (Q1076)154
  CoreReading Genre 2 (Q3125)154
  CoreStructure of English (Q1083)154
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
2Autumn SemesterOptionGreat Ideas about Language (Q1084)155
  History of English (Q1077)155
  Language in the United States (Q1087)155
  Period of Literature: 1500-1625 (Q3131)305
  Period of Literature: 1625-1750 (Q3133)305
  Period of Literature: 1750-1880 (Q3135)305
  Period of Literature: 1860-1945 (Q3137)305
  Regional Variation in English (Q1081)155
 Spring SemesterOptionApproaches to Discourse (Q1082)155
  Child Language Acquisition (Q1079)155
  Pidgins and Creoles (Q1086B)155
  Primitivism at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century (Q3188)155
  Romance (Q3272)155
  Sense and Sexuality: Women and Writing in the Eighteenth Century (Q3097)155
  Social Variation in English (Q1078)155
  Staging the Renaissance: Shakespeare (Q3059)155
  The Arts and Literature of Satire (Q3049)155
  The Nineteenth-Century American Short Story (Q3271)155
  The Novel (Q3060)305
  Transatlantic Rhetoric: Public Speech and Anglo-American Writing 1750-1900 (Q3187)155
  Victorian Things (Q3281)155
  Word & Image (Q3286B)155
  Writing Poetry (Q3204)155
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
3Undergraduate Academic YearCoreVoluntary Year Abroad - English Courses only (YAB06)1206
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
4Autumn SemesterOptionResearch Proposal (English Language) (Q3154)306
  Special Author(s): Jean Rhys, Jamaica Kincaid and the Postcolonial Caribbean (Q3080)306
  Special Author: Mary Wollstonecraft (Q3183)306
  Special Author: Salman Rushdie (Q3046)306
  Special Author: Samuel Beckett (Q3021)306
  Special Author: Virginia Woolf (Q3023)306
  Special Author: Vladimir Nabokov (Q3195)306
  Topics in Discourse and Communication (Q3301)306
  Topics in Language Variation and Change (Q3302)306
 Spring SemesterOptionAn American in Paris 1860-1960 (T7054D)306
  Arts and Community (Q3311)306
  Capital Culture: Money, Commerce and Writing (Q3185)306
  Contemporary Stylistics: The discourse of film and drama (Q3152)155
  Documentary America: Non-Fiction Writing (Q3142D)306
  Experimental Writing (Q3199)306
  Forensic Linguistics (Q1085)156
  History of English (Q1077B)155
  Language and Gender (Q3158)155
  On Touch: Critical Theories, Medieval and Modern (Q3200)306
  Phonology (Q3163)155
  Queer Literatures (Q3186)306
  Research Dissertation (English) (Q3299)306
  Research Dissertation (English Language) (Q3155)306
  School Placement Project (Q3293)306
  Spectacular Imaginings: Renaissance Drama and the Stage 1580-1640 (Q3202)306
  Technologies of Capture: Photography and Nineteenth Century Literature (Q3192)306
  The Literatures of Africa (Q3079)306
  The Uncanny (Q3051)306
  Utopias and Dystopias (Q3119)306

About your joint honours course

Sussex has always promoted interdisciplinary study by encouraging students to combine different subjects and different approaches to learning. Joint-honours courses are an ideal option if you want to study more than one subject in depth. A key idea behind joint-honours is to experience the range of ways that different academic disciplines use to teach, learn and research. Those differences are stimulating and challenging, but they can also be confusing, so you will find some useful information below to help you get the most out of your course.

  • To find information about the individual modules that make up your course, go to the school that teaches the module. Each module is assessed by the school that teaches it, so on their website you will find (under “student information”) information about the assessment criteria being used, the referencing style you need to use for your work, contact times for your tutors, information about the student reps scheme and lots of other useful information.
  • To find general information about joint honours, use the Frequently Asked Questions list
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And if you have any other questions, contact the convenors for your course; they are here to help you.

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The University reserves the right to make changes to the contents or methods of delivery of, or to discontinue, merge or combine modules, if such action is reasonably considered necessary by the University. If there are not sufficient student numbers to make a module viable, the University reserves the right to cancel such a module. If the University withdraws or discontinues a module, it will use its reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative module.