English 121 (Introduction to Literature)

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    English 121 (Introduction to Literature)

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    D for English Higher Grade or C for English Standard Grade.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Students should be able to demonstrate skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in the
    English language; they should understand and apply the process of critical analysis and be able
    to contextualise, identify, compare, analyse and formulate arguments on a variety of historical
    and contemporary English language and literature texts.
    The foundational course is based on a selection of texts written in English from different
    historical periods and regions in the world. The course components include introductions to the
    techniques of poetry, drama and prose. The general philosophy of the course is to promote an
    understanding of narrative techniques, genres and historical contexts, the development of critical
    analytical skills, and the imparting of appropriate 'life-skills' within the context of literature
    written in English.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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