BA English Literature / Course details

Year of entry: 2023

Course unit details:
English Literature Tutorials

Course unit fact file
Unit code ENGL10171
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by English and American Studies
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

Close reading of primary source texts (provided by seminar tutors), along with progressive development of an understanding of argumentation in essays and the effective use of secondary criticism. Students will learn about the formal presentation of an essay, with particular emphasis placed on correct bibliographical citation and its relation to the accurate use of criticism.

This version of the module is for students on the English Literature, and English Literature and History, programmes only.

Aims

' To help students make the transition from school to university-level study

- To provide training in the necessary skills of the discipline (e.g. use of library, methods of essay-writing, oral skills for seminar presentations)

- To make students aware of the requirements of referencing and academic honesty

- To provide guidance for learning and self-development

- To foster an environment in which students take responsibility for their own learning

- To provide an enhanced academic advisor system to support students throughout their course

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course unit successful students will have demonstrated:

- An ability to research and write a university-level essay

- A clear understanding of the rules governing plagiarism, and an ability to provide accurate referencing

- An ability to take responsibility for their own learning and to assess their progress throughout the course.

Employability skills

Analytical skills
Students taking this unit will be able to analyse and evaluate arguments and texts. Above all, committed students will emerge from this course unit with an advanced capacity to think critically, i.e. knowledgeably, rigorously, confidently and independently.
Group/team working
Students taking this unit will be able to work courteously and constructively as part of a larger group.
Innovation/creativity
On this unit students are encouraged to respond imaginatively and independently to the questions and ideas raised by texts and other media.
Leadership
Students on this unit must take responsibility for their learning and are encouraged not only to participate in group discussions but to do so actively and even to lead those discussions.
Project management
Students taking this unit will be able to work towards deadlines and to manage their time effectively.
Oral communication
Students taking this unit will be able to show fluency, clarity and persuasiveness in spoken communication.
Research
Students on this unit will be required to digest, summarise and present large amounts of information. They are encouraged to enrich their responses and arguments with a wide range of further reading.
Written communication
Students on this unit will develop their ability to write in a way that is lucid, precise and compelling.

Assessment methods

Essay 1 35%
Essay 2 65%

 

Feedback methods

Written and face-to-face (upon arrangement)

Recommended reading

None.

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 172

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Naomi Baker Unit coordinator

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