Thinking Literature 2 (Q3298)

30 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

This module provides an introduction to the study of literature at degree level. It offers you the chance to enact, and reflect on, close, critical readings of literary texts across a range of genres and periods. There will be a significant focus on a range of poetic texts in Autumn term, and on prose narrative, including the novel, in Spring term. Additionally, a significant part of this module will comprise a three week 'Induction' element, during which you will be supported in the transition to university-level study and orienting yourself in the discipline. Throughout the module, special attention will be given to the development of academic and study skills, and you will complete a reflective learning diary in addition to an essay.


50%: Lecture
25%: Practical (Workshop)
25%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay, Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 55 hours of contact time and about 245 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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: