Teaching

Our modules are based on the many and varied topics our staff are researching. You will always study with a recognised expert.

We use a range of teaching methods, from lectures, to small group discussion, and film screenings.

Most modules in Levels 1 and 2 have two lectures and one tutorial or workshop group meeting each week. In Levels 3 and 4 you will have fewer lectures and more small discussion group meetings or seminars per week.

You will be given plenty of opportunities to conduct research in areas that interest you.

Study trips, including trips to local archives and museums, are an important part of the history course.

Assessment

Assessments across both subjects are carried out through coursework, examinations, and continuous assessment and vary in type and weighting from module to module.

In English most modules do not have any exams at all as we find continuous assessment works best.

Methods of assessment in both subjects may include:

  • essays
  • close analysis exercises
  • source exercises
  • diary or journal entries
  • wiki projects
  • tests
  • presentations
  • team projects
  • examinations

In Level 4 you apply the skills you have learned by writing a dissertation on a topic of your own choice.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: HU11001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: EN11001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

This module will introduce you to university-level work in Literary Studies. We focus on the three main genres of drama, poetry, and the novel, using examples from various times in literary history.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: AG20001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

For undergraduate students seeking to gain a better understanding of career planning process.

Ideal for anyone who wants to get started with choosing a career path or make plans towards their future. Suitable for students who need the flexibility of online learning.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: EN31006 Credits: 30 Semester: Semester 1

Using literary and contextual analysis, this module studies issues of race, gender, sexuality, immigration and city life in contemporary American fiction. We read stories by authors from groups that include Native Americans, African Americans, Latinx authors, and Asian Americans.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: EN41035 Credits: 30 Semester: Semester 1

Analyse the key questions raised in the literature and culture of the Caribbean and its diasporas.

Explore poetry, prose, drama, film, art, and songs which represent fictional and non-fictional responses to a history of capitalism and slavery, revolution and resistance, colonisation and decolonisation, tourist economies, and ecological emergency.

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