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BA in English Language And English Literature (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , English Language

Course Description

English is an important language socially, politically and economically. It is a World language, with an estimated 1,500 million speakers worldwide. English is also the best-described language in the world. The introductory modules for this course look at issues such as how our language changes according to the context in which it is being used, how men's and women's language use differs, how we acquire language and and how and why it continues to evolve.

The English Literature aspect of the course offers you the opportunity to study texts and authors from an exceptionally wide range of English, British and American literature. During your degree these works are studied in a variety of ways, some emphasising, for example, the social or political context in which a text was produced; others are studied with a more linguistic or stylistic approach. The course course aims to develop your skills in reading literature and to introduce you to new critical techniques and ways of studying literary texts. Through the study of English literature you will develop critical capacities and a range of invaluable intellectual and interpersonal skills: the ability to evaluate and interpret material and the capacity to explain it logically, orally or on paper, the ability to work independently and as a member of a group, to manage your own time and to work to deadlines set by yourself and others. These are skills which are sought by employers in many fields.

English is an important language socially, politically and economically. It is a World language, with an estimated 1,500 million speakers worldwide. English is also the best-described language in the world. The introductory modules for this course look at issues such as how our language changes according to the context in which it is being used, how men's and women's language use...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • QXE-1013: Reading, Thinking, Writing (20)
  • QXL-1110: Introduction to Language (20) Core

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • QCL-1018: Disgrifio Iaith (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-1020: Intro to English Grammar (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-1113: Language and Society (20) (Semester 1) or
    QCB-1113: Iaith a Chymdeithas (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-1115: Intro to Phonetics & Phonology (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • QXL-1116: Introduction to Meaning (20) (Semester 2)

40 credits from:

  • QXE-1003: Intro. to Medieval Literature (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-1004: The Literature of Laughter (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-1014: The Gothic in Literature/Film (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-1015: Landmarks in Literature (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-1016: Children's Fiction (20) (Semester 2)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • QXL-2222: History of English (20) Core

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • QXE-2003: Jonson to Johnson (20) (Semester 2)
  • CXC-2008: Ymarfer Ysgrifennu (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • QXL-2201: Sounds and Sound Systems (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-2204: Morphosyntax (20) (Semester 1)
  • QCL-2245: Ieithyddiaeth Gymraeg (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-2250: Functions of Discourse (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-2253: English Teaching in Classroom (20) (Semester 2)
  • QCL-2271: Amrywiaeth yn y Gymraeg (20) (Semester 2)

60 credits from:

  • QXE-2003: Jonson to Johnson (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-2005: Victorian Literature (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-2013: Renaissance and Reformation (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-2019: Contemporary Writing (Lit) (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-2020: The Romantic Period in Britain (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-2024: Alfred Hitchcock (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-2027: Literature and Modernity (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-2101: Beowulf to Malory (20) (Semester 1)

Year 3

Optional Modules

60 credits from:

  • QXL-3313: EFL Theory (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3316: Language Disorders &Bilinguals (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3318: L2 speech learning (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3320: SLA and Language Teaching (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3329: Teaching EFL (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • QXL-3335: Bilingual & Acquisition Issues (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3341: Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    QCB-3341: Traethawd Hir/Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • QXL-3349: Psycholinguistics (20) (Semester 1)
  • QCL-3370: Agweddau ar Ddwyieithrwydd (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3376: Cognitive Discourse Analysis (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3377: Using Corpora: Theory&Practice (20) (Semester 2)

60 credits from:

  • QXE-3012: Detective Fiction (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3022: Shakespeare and EM Literature (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3028: Literature in the Community (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3031: Welsh Writing in English (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3034: Arthur: legend and super hero (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3086: Shakespeare's Afterlives (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3088: Bob Dylan (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3094: Realms of Magic (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3096: Medieval Women's Literature (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3099: The English Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • QXE-3102: The 1820s: Print Explosion (20) (Semester 2)
  • LXE-3103: Wales: A European Contact Zone (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3105: Reading Myth (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3107: EM Lit: Sex, Sects and Scandal (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3110: Neo-Victorian Fiction (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3113: The Monstrous Middle Ages (20) (Semester 2)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 QXE-1013: Reading, Thinking, Writing (20) QXL-1110: Introduction to Language (20) Core Optional Modules 40 credits from: QCL-1018: Disgrifio...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g

  • A Levels (no specific subjects required)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Access: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted. 

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g A Levels (no specific subjects required) International Baccalaureate Diploma BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case...

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