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Course description
  CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH LITERATURE

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2018-19

This course focuses on British literature from the Second World War until the presesnt time and also includes writing from Commonwealth countries.  A strong emphasis will be placed on studying texts in their wider historical and intellectual contexts, which will enable students to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the English-speaking world. The course also aims to support the learning of English through the interface of language and literature. Students will be given a wide range of opportunities to improve their reading, writing and speaking skills by fulfilling reading and writing assignments and participating in class discussions.  The knowledge and skills acquired during the course will  contribute to the development of professional skills related to the use of the English language.

 

 

 

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

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacity for analysis, synthesis and critical reasoning.
  • CG3 : Research skills.
  • CG4 : Capacity for teamwork and leadership.
  • CG5 : Ability to work without supervision.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE11 : Be able to assimilate and know the history and culture of English-speaking countries.
  • CE16 : Be able to use and understand literary analysis techniques and methods.
  • CE9 : To know and assimilate English literature.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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

1.  Consider a work of literature as a reflection or response to its cultural milieu.

2. Examine a work of literature from various vantage points.

3. Examine an analyse the various elements of a literary work.

4. Identify major themes in a work of literature, explore its implications and basic assumptions.

5. Analyse how form creates or contributes to meaning

6. Appreciate the artistry of a literary work.

7. Recognize the need for textual evidence in support of ideas or opinions about a work of literature.

8. Express responses to literature clearly and effectively in writing and in speaking.

9. Use basic concepts and teminology related to literary analysis.

 

 

General

Code: 31014
Lecturer responsible:
LOPEZ ROPERO, MARIA LOURDES
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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