SML1118 : Introduction to Literature - Part 1
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Kathryn Robson
- Lecturer: Professor Shirley Jordan
- Other Staff: Dr Dunja Fehimovic, Mrs Christina Mueller-Stewart, Dr Helen Ferstenberg
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
- To introduce you to two different types of text: the short story and the play.
- To show and enable you to practise critical approaches to these different types of text.
- To equip you with tools for close reading and textual analysis.
- To enable you to develop critical, widely contextualised, and theoretically informed approaches to the subject.
The course assumes no prior knowledge of the texts to be studied and no previous experience of studying literature to Advanced level is necessary.
This module is for Exchange students studying at Newcastle University for Semester 1 only.
Outline Of Syllabus
There are 18 contact hours in the module, all of them obligatory:
- Each week there is a one hour seminar in language groups (i.e. 12 hours of seminars).
- In semester 1 in weeks 1–3 and 5–6, there are additional one hour plenary lectures (i.e. 9 hours of lectures).
- There are additional individual "surgery hours" (i.e. 2 hours of surgery).
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||5||1:00||5:00||see below.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||see below.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||2||1:00||2:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||81:00||81:00||Assessment preparation & Completion (50) Directed research and reading (60) Independent study (20)|
Jointly Taught With
|SML1018||Introduction to Literature|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The mixture of general lectures for all students, text-specific materials on Blackboard, and language-specific seminars in which passages or extracts from the set texts are analysed in depth allows students to get a general overview over different genre while honing their analytical skills.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||A||100||On the play. 2000 words (check handbook for details).|
|Essay||1||M||Additionally you will write a practice commentary essay in semester 1. This will be on the short story.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
1. The assessed essay will allow students to demonstrate their ability to produce a close reading and critical analysis of a specific passage of text and to show their understanding of how the specific passage relates to and reflects the wider text.
Format of resit
- Essay as per original assessment