Course Description

Course Name

English Literary Studies II

Session: VCPF3121

Hours & Credits

18 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


First year, second semester course, three lectures and two tutorials per week.

What is ?literature? and how does it work? How can we read and write critically? What can close attention to plays, novels and poems tell us? How can we trace the shift from ?English literature? to ?literature in English? in a 21st-century world? This introduction to literary studies introduces students to a range of critical tools and methods for reading and writing about texts in the most interesting and thought-provoking ways possible. The course aims to extend the skills learned in ELL1013F.

DP requirements: All written work to be handed in and at least 75% attendance at tutorials.

Assessment: Lecture series: two-hour examination counts for 50% of the final mark; tutorial classwork counts for 50%.

*Course content subject to change