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English & Creative Writing

Introduction to English Studies: Literature and Culture

 

Course overview

You explore literature, film and television and discussing their cultural and political importance. You develop your knowledge of literary and cultural sources and methods of analysis, honing your abilities to analyse cultural representation.

You prepare yourself for level 4 undergraduate study, subject to a successful application after completion.

You focus on one specific text to be studied, with writing and presentation skills tasks. You learn through a combination of a pre-recorded lecture followed by a live discussion forum and a live online seminar delivered through Microsoft Teams. You are provided with online module materials, an assessment guide, access to forums, key passages in the fiction, and seminar style worksheets in advance of each session. Tutor support is available throughout the specified weekly times.

Summer university

Start date: Starts Monday 5 July, Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

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This course is delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

 

Course details

What you study

introduction to the module

19th century literature
· Wordsworth, ‘Tintern Abbey’ (1798)
· Poe, ‘The Black Cat’ (1843) / Gilman, 'The Yellow Wallpaper' (1892)

20th century literature
· Lovecraft, ‘The Colour Out of Space’ (1927)
· Jackson, ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ (1959) / Morrison, ‘Recitatif’ (1983)

21st century literature
· Oyeyemi, White is for Witching (2009)

contemporary TV, film and adaptation
· Moonlight (2016) / The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

writing sprint.

How you are assessed

You write a short essay (1,500 - 2,000 words) on one or two texts of your choice, from a list of prepared questions, or you may develop your own, subject to approval by the module tutors.

There are also two formative tasks during seminar time - these won't be assessed but allow for peer and tutor feedback.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: Starts Monday 5 July, Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

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