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EL55D1: APPROACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This core module takes a chronological approach to the development of English literary language (placing this within the context of language as a whole). Four canonical authors in English are used to facilitate the introduction of key concepts and terminology from across stylistics, sociolinguistics and literary studies. It is intended to equip students from the MLitt in English Language and Literature with the knowledge of these disciplines needed to produce a summer research project on their chosen topic. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Sarah Sharp

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Master Of Letters In English Language And Literature
  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This core module takes a chronological approach to the development of English literary language (placing this within the context of language as a whole). Four canonical authors in English are used to facilitate the introduction of key concepts and terminology from across stylistics, sociolinguistics and literary studies. It is intended to equip students from the MLitt in English Language and Literature with the knowledge of these disciplines needed to produce a summer research project on their chosen topicIndicative author list: William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, George Eliot and James Joyce. 


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University week s 26 - 35, 39

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Language Exercise

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 35
Assessment Weeks 30 Feedback Weeks 32

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Word count 1,500. Written feedback will be provided.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandHave gained knowledge of the development of English literary language and of linguistic change within English through the study of four distinct periods of literary production.
ConceptualUnderstandHave been introduced to key concepts and terminology from stylistics, sociolinguists and literature
ProceduralAnalyseBe able to deploy linguistic concepts to analyse a piece of literary writing, demonstrating this through the completion of a language analysis exercise.

Contribution to Online Journal

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 39 Feedback Weeks 42

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandHave been introduced to key concepts and terminology from stylistics, sociolinguists and literature
ConceptualUnderstandHave gained knowledge of the development of English literary language and of linguistic change within English through the study of four distinct periods of literary production.
ReflectionEvaluateBe able to critically reflect on their learning, demonstrated through online participation.

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 55
Assessment Weeks 39 Feedback Weeks 42

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Word Count 3500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyBe able to communicate complex ideas about a work or works of literature in the form of an academic essay, responding to one of several prompts provided.
ConceptualUnderstandHave been introduced to key concepts and terminology from stylistics, sociolinguists and literature
ConceptualUnderstandHave gained knowledge of the development of English literary language and of linguistic change within English through the study of four distinct periods of literary production.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay Resubmission

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 50 Feedback Weeks 52

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandHave been introduced to key concepts and terminology from stylistics, sociolinguists and literature
ConceptualUnderstandHave gained knowledge of the development of English literary language and of linguistic change within English through the study of four distinct periods of literary production.
ProceduralAnalyseBe able to deploy linguistic concepts to analyse a piece of literary writing, demonstrating this through the completion of a language analysis exercise.
ConceptualApplyBe able to communicate complex ideas about a work or works of literature in the form of an academic essay, responding to one of several prompts provided.
ReflectionEvaluateBe able to critically reflect on their learning, demonstrated through online participation.

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