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Course description
  MAJOR FIGURES IN ENGLISH LITERATURE I

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2018-19

This subject allows students to come into contact with the cultural foundations of British society and study the most important figures of literature. The subject is devoted to the study of English literature from the end of the 19th century to the present day, as well as the critical analysis of literary discourse and specific texts corresponding to that time. This includes studying the periods and main features of British literature located inside the historical, social, economic, political and cultural context in which it appears as well as looking at its development and offering a critical appraisal of the characteristics of specific literary discourses.

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

DEGREE IN HUMANITIES

 

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Foreign language skills.
  • CG10 : Recognition of cultural diversity and equal opportunities.
  • CG2 : Computer and information technology skills.
  • CG4 : Critical reasoning.
  • CG5 : Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
  • CG7 : Capacity for organisation and planning.
  • CG8 : Creativity and capacity for initiative.
  • CG9 : Problem-solving and decision-making.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Understand human behaviour in society using specific methods and techniques of analysis and, in this way, develop the ethical commitment to gender equality and a special capacity for interpersonal relationships.
  • CE2 : Understand History and the major artistic and philosophical currents of Mankind, particularly the classical foundations on which European cultural reality is based, and be able to transmit them by promoting the social value of culture.
  • CE3 : Master one or more foreign languages to facilitate access to the production and interpretation of cultures in their diverse expressions, especially contemporary culture, cultural diversity and its management.
  • CE5 : Assess and interpret the cultural diversity of the Region of Valencia, contrasting the indigenous cultures of the region with other cultures with which relations and contacts are established, using the official languages as the vehicles for interaction.
  • CE7 : Make creative entrepreneurial use of the basic principles of the public and private organisation and management of ICTs to evaluate, create and carry out cultural dissemination projects.
  • CE8 : Acquire skills to prepare and display content related to the human and social sciences for dissemination and for educating secondary school children, using personal skills and ICT.

 

DEGREE IN ARABIC & ISLAMIC STUDIES

 

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Ability to gather and manage information that allows life-long learning.
  • CG11 : Appreciate diversity, plurilingualism and multiculturalism in modern society.
  • CG4 : Capacity to learn and work both autonomously and in a team.
  • CG9 : Transmit knowledge of one's disciplines, prepare and defend arguments and present problems and solutions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

 

DEGREE IN CATALAN STUDIES

 

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacity to master the key theories, perspectives and conceptualisations for constructing the theoretical framework of linguistic and literary disciplines applied to Catalan language and literature as an expert on the subject and in different professional profiles.
  • CG2 : Capacity to understand the role of language in the construction of human beings as active members of a linguistic and cultural community and relate this to the function of individuals in society.
  • CG3 : Capacity to develop reading, analysis and synthesis techniques.
  • CG4 : Capacity to manage and use the resources provided by the information and communications technologies and apply those to the language and literature industries.
  • CG5 : Ability to understand the main stages, movements, writers and works of the literature of the second language.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE11 : Be able to develop reading, analysis and synthesis techniques, formulate working hypotheses, demonstrate them with arguments and reach conclusions, as well as recognise and ensure the textual coherence (structure of the text, organisation of ideas, progression of information, use of keywords), to explain and argue any subject related to Catalan language and literature, thus achieving the role of expert, transmitter and adviser regarding the knowledge acquired.
  • CE7 : Capacity to understand the historical trends of literature in the Catalan language and its context, to define the evolution of literary thinking in the Catalan language and its social impact.
  • CE8 : Capacity to understand the different epochs, movements, models and values described in Catalan literature, as well as the traditions in which they are set, the specific textual resources used, paying special attention to the comparative study of common and different elements, within the same or between different literary contexts.
  • CE9 : Capacity to identify the currents of literary criticism, their categories, concepts and nomenclature as a key factor in the development of the capacity to criticise and analyse text (literary, cinematographic, advertising), as regards the creative manifestation and reflection of the sociocultural context.

 

DEGREE IN FRENCH STUDIES

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE11 : Capacity to use pertinent resources and materials: bibliographic repertories, reference works and the new ICTs as an autonomous learner able to control the learning process and progress independently in it.
  • CE14 : Capacity to interpret and analyse the main stages, movements, writers and works of the Literature of a second language.
  • CE6 : Capacity to analyse and criticise literary texts as a creative manifestation and reflection of the sociocultural context.

 

Generic Degree Course Competences

  • CG1 : Capacity to work and learn both autonomously and in a team.
  • CG2 : Ability to obtain and manage information to allow learning throughout life.
  • CG3 : Capacity to interpret, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information in a critical manner.

 

DEGREE IN SPANISH: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURES

 

Generic Degree Course Competences

  • CG3 : Be able to develop reading, analysis and synthesis techniques.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>Conceptual

  • CC15 : Understand the main stages, movements, writers and works of literature in the second language.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>Procedural

  • CP19 : Capacity to identify currents of literary criticism, their categories, concepts and anomenclature, as a basic tool for developing the ability to analyse and criticise text (literary, cinematographic, advertising, etc.), as regards the creative manifestation and reflection of the sociocultural context.
  • CP20 : Capacity to use the pertinent materials and resources: bibliographic repertories, dictionaries, works of reference, critical editions, translations and ICTs as an independent learner able to control one's own learning process and make the corresponding independent progress.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>Attitude

  • CA22 : Be able to value and take advantage of multilingualism and multiculturalism as a social agent participating in the construction of a plural and tolerant society on the basis of the multicultural configuration of the Spanish-speaking world.
  • CA23 : Be able to show a critical and self-critical attitude during the learning process.
  • CA24 : Capacity to demonstrate social commitment to the equality of men and women, the plural and diverse nature of modern society, peace and democracy.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2018-19

AIMS

1 To determine the basic concepts that form the subject of English literature referring to the period that goes from late 19th century to the present day, and the mutual relations between these, as well as building complex units of thought from independent ideas, based on their common traits.
2 To distinguish periods in the development of English literature from the end of the 19th century to the present day; to locate authors and specific works, and define the main characteristics of these, as well as to characterize the different aesthetic trends that emerge.
3 To understand the social, economic, political and cultural characteristics of Great Britain in the period that goes from late 19th century to the present, and relate them to specific authors, works and trends.
4 To encourage engagement with a significant range of literary genres in the English language from the Victorian period to the present and familiarize students with the methods and techniques of literary analysis.
5 To sustain/enhance a body of knowledge about, and critical appreciation of, literature through critical and analytical thinking and to discuss specific works, or fragments corresponding to the given period.

 

 

SPECIFIC AIMS: 

  • To reinforce previously acquired active and passive knowledge of the English language through reading and critical interpretation of literary texts, and the supervised preparation of specific tasks. 
  • To recognize and familiarize students with literature in English language through a canon of authors that reflect the diverse and international character of this literature. 
  • To learn about a variety of literary genres.
  • To learn the basic concepts related to the social, economic, political and cultural characteristics of Great Britain in the period studied and relate them to authors, works and specific trends. 
  • To be able to identify the general characteristics of the evolution and history of English literature from the end of the 19th century to the present day.

 

 

General

Code: 31110
Lecturer responsible:
KERSLAKE YOUNG, LORRAINE JOANNA
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,80
Practical credits: 0,60
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Area: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Theoretical credits: 1,8
    Practical credits: 0,6
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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