Teaching

There are different teaching methods depending on which modules you choose. Most will include:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • online resources

Some modules will include specialised teaching such as trips.

You can find out more from individual module descriptions.

Assessment

Assessments across both subjects are carried out by 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 to hone our students' skills.

Coursework can consist of:

  • essays
  • close analysis exercises
  • diary or journal entries
  • tests
  • class presentations
  • team projects

Modules

In your first and second years you will also complement your specialist subjects by studying additional Humanities or Social Sciences subjects such as Philosophy or a modern language for example.

There are no compulsory English modules at levels 1 and 2, but a few are recommended. At levels 3 and 4 you will normally take 50% of your modules in English and 50% in Politics.

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.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: PO21001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 2

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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