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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

Great Works is a unique combination of two stand-alone courses (SL3502 and SL3802). The aim of these modules is to offer students the opportunity to fully explore and critically assess the argument(s) and/or wider significance of a selected text. In addition to books selected from across the social sciences, several landmark works of fiction are also offered, chosen from a range of titles that are regarded as having had significant social political or economic impact. This distinctive independent learning course is intended to appeal to students across the Arts and Humanities.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr John Bone
  • Professor Alison Brown
  • Dr Andrew Whitehouse

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either SL3501 100 Works that Changed the World (Part 1) (Passed) or SL3502 Great Works that Changed the World (Part 1) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • SL3801 100 Works that Changed the World (Part 2) (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Students will be asked to choose a specific work for extended in-depth study, selected from a range of works identified by the course coordinators as being of particular social and political significance.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 3000-3500 analysis of the selected work, critically evaluating its social and political significance and the factors that may have contributed to the latter. Students will be required to demonstrate an interdisciplinary perspective in their examination and analysis of selected works i.e. that encompasses a range of theoretical and disciplinary standpoints Resit: Resubmission of assignment

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Oral feedback will be provided by supervisors on an ongoing basis, while detailed written feedback will be provided on a draft and final submission.

Course Learning Outcomes


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