Module Identifier EN10320  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Louise Marshall  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Miss Mary Elizabeth Head, Dr William G Slocombe, Dr Jayne Archer, Miss Rebecca Sioned Davies, Mr Stephan Schmuck, Dr Elisabeth E Salter, Katharine E Wright, Professor Peter T Barry, Dr Matthew C Francis, Mrs Carol M Marshall, Mr Dylan Leon Sawyer, Miss Jennifer Sattaur  
Course delivery Lecture   5 Hours.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   15 Hours. (10 x 1.5 hour seminars)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 4 essays (1,000 words each)  100%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmit any failed elements and/or make good any missing elements. Where this involves re-submission of work, a new topic must be selected. 

Learning outcomes

On the completion of this module students should typically have developed:

1. their skills of close critical reading of texts;

2. their understanding of and ability to work with a range of critical approaches;

3. their skills of oral presentation;

4. their essay writing skills.


This module aims to equip students with a range of discipline-specific and transferable skills, including:

1. close reading of literary texts;

2. ability to access and use critical material;

3. skills of oral presentation;

4. writing skills.

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.


Seminar 1


Seminars 2, 3 & 4

Christopher Marlowe: Dr. Faustus

Seminars 5, 6 & 7

Alexander Pope: The Rape of the Lock

Seminars 8 & 9

William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals

Seminars 10 & 11

Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse

Reading Lists

** Should Be Purchased
Alexander Pope (1990) The Rape of the Lock (Oxford Student Texts series) Oxford University Press 0198319584
Christopher Marlowe (1998) Doctor Faustus and Other Plays Oxford World's Classics 0192834452
Dorothy and William Wordsworth (2002) The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals Oxford World's Classics 0192840622
Virginia Woolf (ed. Stella McNichol) (1996) To the Lighthouse Penguin Modern Classics 0141183411


This module is at CQFW Level 4