British Heroes: from King Arthur to Harry Potter

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    British Heroes: from King Arthur to Harry Potter

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    European Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    Course Content:

    On completion of the module students should be able to demonstrate:
    i. A detailed knowledge of selected iconic and fictional figures;
    ii. An awareness of how British icons reflect changing social attitudes;
    iii. A knowledge of a range of relevant texts;
    iv. An ability to write critically and persuasively about the issues discussed in the
    module, and to undertake independent research.

    Topics covered include:
    ? King Arthur
    ? Henry VIII
    ? William Shakespeare
    ? Horatio Nelson
    ? Sherlock Holmes
    ? Winston Churchill
    ? James Bond
    ? Dr Who
    ? David Beckham
    ? Harry Potter
    ? Brit Girls

    ? 11 weekly 3-hour lectures/workshops/screenings, sometimes integrated with
    field trips.
    ? 4 group fieldtrips.

    ? 2 x short papers (850 words) (15% each/30% total)
    ? 1 x research essay (2500 words) (40%)
    ? 1 x independent paper (1,500 words) (30%)

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