Introduction to English and Creative Practice (STRO1201)
This module introduces three strands of the course: the study of English literature, language and the production of creative writing. It provides an overview of the historic development of English language and literature and introduces the conventions of academic writing, the processes of critical analysis and the scope of creative writing. It introduces study skills, creative workshopping and research methodologies.
English in the Age of Renaissance (STRO1204)
This module will explore English Renaissance poetry and drama. It will promote awareness of contextual issues. Students will reflect critically on key texts, with particular consideration of their historical and literary context. It will include study of the language and concepts of the King James Bible and its impact on the development of English language and literature.
Vocational English (STRO1206)
This module will include work related learning to extend students appreciation of the vocational aspects of English and Creative Writing. Settings could include local theatres, literary heritage sites, publishers, literary festivals, libraries, bookshops. Students will produce a practitioner profile, a portfolio of work and a journal archive (either a blog or a physical record) reflecting on their experiences.
The Development of the Novel (STRO2201)
This module will promote understanding of the development of narrative fiction and literary criticism in the 18th century, touching on the influence of prescriptivism during this period. It will look at the genesis of the bildungsroman, epistolary and experimental forms of narrative.
Women's Voices (STRO2203)
This module will study explore the development of writing by women in English. Students will engage in close study of key texts and undertake wider exploration of issues of gender and language with a focus on, but not restricted to, the Victorian era.
Children's Literature (STRO2204)
This creative module will provide an opportunity for students to produce original work for children or young adults, with a choice between fictional and non-fictional output. It will provide an overview of the development of children's literature; consider what constitutes children's literature and the function of children's literature as well as the language and structure of children's literature.
Modern Global Englishes (STRO2205)
This module will promote awareness of English as a global language and the proliferation of different Englishes. It will encourage wide reading of English literatures from across the world and reflections on what is truly meant by the label of English Literatures. Students will study theories of Post-colonialism and apply them to a range of texts. It will also consider the linguistic variations in English worldwide.
Fees, costs and funding
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How to apply
Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.
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