Reading Literature 1 (Q3277F)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Autumn teaching

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

51%: Lecture (Film, Online lecture)
49%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Group presentation, Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 50 hours of contact time and about 100 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, 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.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: