Module Identifier EN10320  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Sean Matthews  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Christoph Lindner, Mrs Carol Marshall, Dr Claire Jowitt, Dr David Shuttleton, Dr Elizabeth McAvoy, Dr Elizabeth Oakley-Brown, Mrs Lillian Stevenson, Professor Lyn Pykett, Mrs Marie Hockenhull Smith, Dr Michael Franklin, Mr Matthew Jarvis, Mr Michael Smith, Dr Paulina Kewes, Mr Rory McKinley, Miss Rebecca Moss, Ms Rebecca Nesvet, Mr Robert Cooper, Ms Louise Marshall  
Course delivery Lecture   5 Hours  
  Seminar   15 Hours (10 x 1 and a half hour seminars)  
Assessment Continuous assessment   4 essays (1,000 - 1,500 words each)   100%  
  Resit assessment   Resumbit any failed elements and/or make good any missing elements.    

Brief description

This Part 1 English module has been devised as an 'apprenticeship' module for the discipline. Its aim is to lay the basis of the skills needed for enjoyable and successful study in the field of English - Reading Text, Reading Critics, and Writing about the Text.

There is an introductory lecture, one lecture for each of the four set books and IT sessions, together with weekly seminar workshops for ten weeks. There are four set texts, one from each of the 'core' periods which feature in Part 2 of the degree.

Set Texts
Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus - (Medieval/Renaissance)
Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock - (Eighteenth-century)
Dorothy & William Wordsworth's - Home at Grasmere   (Nineteenth-century)
Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse - (Twentieth-century)

Aims and objectives

To equip students with a range of discipline-specific and transferable skills, including:
close reading of literary texts;
ability to access and use critical material;
skills of oral presentation;
writing skills.

Learning outcomes

On the completion of this module students should typically have developed:
their skills of close critical reading of texts;
their understanding of and ability to work with a range of critical approaches;
their skills of oral presentation;
their essay writing skills.