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EL10503: 19th century English literature

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 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Essay (CW 25%)
  • Presentation (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 introduce students to the main literary developments, movements and themes of the nineteenth century.

Learning Outcomes:
Having completed this unit students will be able to:
* identify a chronological development of English literature through the nineteenth century
* locate pieces of writing at their correct point in the nineteenth century
* identify the progress of specific literary movements through the nineteenth century
* make connections between literary texts and their social, political, regional, scientific, artistic and philosophical contexts
* make connections between literary movements in England and their counterparts in Europe and the United States of America
* analyse the development of literary language through the nineteenth century.

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

1) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (novel)
2) Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (novel)
3) The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde (play)
4) A variety of poetry from throughout the century. Poets to include Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, the Rossettis, Tennyson.
5) A variety of additional and supplementary texts will be suggested by the tutor.
A film version of a play will be shown.
Students will be encouraged to contribute supporting material from their own literary and scholastic backgrounds.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EL10503 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.