Great Books?

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Great Books?

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Previous academic study of English literature; needs to be taken in conjunction with

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    Course Content:

    This module introduces students to a range of important and canonical texts from
    Beowulf to Brick Lane. The module will provide students with a comprehensive overview
    of the development and history of 'English' Literature. We will begin by discussing the
    concept of canonicity and how we might challenge traditional views of the canon.
    Students will be asked to consider the reasons why a particular book should be studied,
    before embarking on a series of chronological lectures that will introduce students to a
    different key text each week. Each text will be chosen in order to highlight a particular
    moment or movement in literary history. Therefore, throughout the module, lectures will
    engage in close readings and examine a range of key literary themes, terms, concepts
    and contexts in order to give students a comprehensive overview of English literary

    Lectures and seminars

    STUDY OPTION 1: portfolio (100%):
    ? Reading log (20%)
    ? Take-home exam (40%)
    ? Essay (40%)
    STUDY OPTION 2: portfolio (some elements as those for Study Option 1).
    STUDY OPTION 3: portfolio (some elements as those for Study Option 1).

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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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.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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