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.
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 Origins of Written English (STRO1207)
This module explores the development of English literature and language. It will introduce Old English and Medieval texts including Anglo-Saxon poetry in translation; writers such as Chaucer and Malory and the local oral tradition of Somerset legends. Students will apply skills of critical analysis and demonstrate their understanding of poetic form in creative responses and develop their research skills.
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.
Classical Literature (STRO1208)
This module will provide students with knowledge and understanding of classical literature and philosophy. It will explore aspects of Ancient Greek and Roman poetry, drama and aesthetic philosophy. Students will undertake independent research, engage critically and creatively with classical texts.
Empire and Exploration (STRO1209)
This module will explore the development of English literature and language in the 17th and early 18th century, including awareness of the global perspective of English writers of the time. It will introduce the emerging novel and journal forms. It will include study of the changing English language as a result of empire building and the new consciousness surrounding the English language and English identity.
Fees, costs and funding
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.
For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree
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Studying with Strode College
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