Reading Literature 1 (Q3277F)
15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)
Reading Literature 1 (Autumn term) will trace the development of lyric poetry and stage drama from Shakespeare to the present. Among the texts examined are lyrics by John Milton, Emily Dickinson and WB Yeats; and plays by William Shakespeare and Harold Pinter.
Students are taught through lectures and seminars. Students will be required to participate actively during seminars, in discussions and through making presentations on particular topics, allowing them to develop transferable communication skills. Regular formative and summative writing assignments enable them to develop their capacity for critical expression, introducing them to the range of assessment practices used on degree courses.
Teaching and assessment
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Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.