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EL10502: Writers of Bath and the West Country

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Academic Skills Centre
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Essay (CW 25%)
  • Presentations (CW 25%)
  • Timed Essay (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: This unit is solely for Socrates-Erasmus, Exchange and Visiting students.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To acquaint students with the work of writers who have lived and worked in the West Country, from Sheridan to today.

Learning Outcomes:
Having completed this unit students will be able to:
* identify characteristics of literary works by writers who have lived and worked in the English West Country
* locate pieces of West Country writing in their historical period
* make connections between literary texts and their social, political, regional and artistic contexts
* recognize literary styles
* discuss literary genres
* apply a variety of methods of critical theory to literary texts
* analyse literary language
* analyse translation from text to film.

Having completed this unit students will be able to:
* introduce and discuss individually researched material to others (F/A)
* apply a variety of methods of critical analysis to text (F/A)
* give seminar presentations, learning to suit their material to their audience and to lead discussion and encourage participation (F/A).

1) Richard B. Sheridan (plays, 18th century)
2) Jane Austen (novels, late 18th - early 19th century)
3) Thomas Hardy (poetry and novels, late 19th - early 20th century)
4) A variety of poetry (from 18th, 19th and 20th centuries)
5) Crysse Morrison (novels, 20th and 21st centuries)
Video adaptations of some of the texts
Students will be asked to focus on specific themes in the literature.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EL10502 is Optional on the following programmes:

English Language Centre
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.