Course Description

Course Name

English Literary Studies

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

18 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

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


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. This course aims to introduce students to literary and rhetorical terms, and to basic issues in literary studies. Different literary genres will be explored and analysed, including the novel, poetry and drama. Students will be
introduced to different kinds of critical writing and will engage in honing their own writing skills.

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%.

NOTE: Credit will not be given for both ELL1013F and ELL1009F.

*Course content subject to change