Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

(BA) English and History (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 SemesterCoreCritical Approaches 1 (Q3120)154
  CoreReading Genre 1 (Q3122)154
  CoreThe Early Modern World (V1227)304
 Spring SemesterCoreCritical Approaches 2 (Q3123)154
  CoreReading Genre 2 (Q3125)154
  CoreThe Making of the Modern World (V1228)304
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
2Autumn SemesterCoreIdeas of History (V1375)155
  OptionHistory Short Period: America in the 20th Century (V1408)155
  History Short Period: Britain in the 20th Century (V1321)155
  History Short Period: England in the 16th Century (V1454)155
  History Short Period: Europe in the 20th Century (V1319)155
  History Short Period: The Middle East and North Africa since 1908 (V4122)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
 Spring SemesterCoreGlobal History 1500-2000: Trade, Science, Environment and Empire (V1376)155
  OptionPrimitivism at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century (Q3188)155
  Romance (Q3272)155
  Sense and Sexuality: Women and Writing in the Eighteenth Century (Q3097)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
  Time and Place 1851: Science, Empire and Exhibitionism (V1373)155
  Time and Place 2008: The Spectacle of the Beijing Olympics (V1429)155
  Time and Place:1780 The Gordon Riots: Blood Community and Retribution - London 1780 (V1426)155
  Time and Place: 1796: Lithography and the Mass Produced Image (V1448)155
  Time and Place: 1831: Slave Revolts (V1377)155
  Time and Place: 1938: Kristallnacht (V1330)155
  Time and Place: 1942: Holocaust (V1331)155
  Time and Place: 1948: The Founding of Israel (V1449)155
  Time and Place: 1984: Thatcher's Britain (Observing the 1980s) (V1333)155
  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
4Autumn SemesterOptionSpecial 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
  Special Subject: Britain and the Second World War Part 1 (V1346A)156
  Special Subject: Demagogues and Dictators in the History of Political Thought Part 1 (V1434A)156
  Special Subject: Domesticity and its Discontents: Women in Post-War Britain Part 1 (V1348A)156
  Special Subject: End of Empire: Nationalism, Decolonisation and the British Raj in India 1937-1950 Part 1 (V1353A)156
  Special Subject: Global Darwinisms Part 1 (V1471A)156
  Special Subject: Gone with the Wind? The Civil War in American Memory Part 1 (V1400A)156
  Special Subject: Modernism Part 1 (V1352A)156
  Special Subject: Palestine in Transition, 1900-1948: Everyday Life in Times of Change Part 1 (V1424A)156
  Special Subject: Post-Rave Britain, 1988 - present Part 1 (V1460A)156
  Special Subject: The Civil Rights Movement Part 1 (V1378A)156
  Special Subject: Witches and Witch-Hunts Part 1 (V1473A)156
 Spring SemesterOptionAmerican Teen Cinema: Coming of Age on Screen (P5034)306
  An American in Paris 1860-1960 (T7054D)306
  Arts and Community (Q3311)306
  Documentary America: Non-Fiction Writing (Q3142D)306
  Experimental Writing (Q3199)306
  On Touch: Critical Theories, Medieval and Modern (Q3200)306
  Queer Literatures (Q3186)306
  School Placement Project (Q3293)306
  Special Subject: Britain and the Second World War Part 2 (V1346B)156
  Special Subject: Demagogues and Dictators in the History of Political Thought Part 2 (V1434B)156
  Special Subject: Domesticity and its Discontents: Women in Post-War Britain Part 2 (V1348B)156
  Special Subject: End of Empire: Nationalism, Decolonisation and the British Raj in India 1937-1950 Part 2 (V1353B)156
  Special Subject: Global Darwinisms Part 2 (V1471B)156
  Special Subject: Gone with the Wind? The Civil War in American Memory Part 2 (V1400B)156
  Special Subject: Modernism Part 2 (V1352B)156
  Special Subject: Palestine in Transition, 1900-1948: Everyday Life in Times of Change Part 2 (V1424B)156
  Special Subject: Post-Rave Britain, 1988 - present Part 2 (V1460B)156
  Special Subject: The Civil Rights Movement Part 2 (V1378B)156
  Special Subject: Witches and Witch-Hunts Part 2 (V1473B)156
  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

My name is James Baker and I convene your English and History (with a study abroad year) degree.

My role is to ensure that you are able to handle the demands of a joint honours degree. So as your course convenor, please do not hesitate to contact me or come see me with any academic issues arising about the management of the course. My regular drop-in office hours can be found here http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/371022/dropin and you can book an appointment to see me here https://drjameswbaker.youcanbook.me/. If you want to see me and find that none of these times suit, please contact me (at james.baker@sussex.ac.uk) to arrange an alternative appointment.

Course convenors

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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
  • For information about the rules and regulations that govern all Sussex students, start with the general student handbook
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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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