Programme/Approved Electives for 2018/19
English Dual Honours (Level 6)English Major (Level 6)English Minor (Level 6)English Single Honours (Level 6)English and American Literatures Single Honours (Level 6)English with Creative Writing Single Honours (Level 6)
Available as a Free Standing Elective
The module aims to enable students to challenge received views of refugee narratives, postcolonialism and diaspora studies and to attain a theoretical understanding of the literature on migration. Also, it will familiarise students with critical frameworks around issues of space and identity, eco-diaspora, transnationalism, and globalisation.
Intended Learning Outcomes
evaluate relevant theoretical methodologies and arguments: 1,2,3appraise contemporary fiction, poetry, and visual texts in light of their cultural contexts: 1,2,3demonstrate detailed knowledge of the range of texts representing migrants┐ journeys and their experiences in the country of `sanctuary┐: 1,2,3use critical and contextual sources effectively, and understand key scholarly debates in this area: 1,2,3 use appropriate scholarly referencing systems and present written work in a scholarly manner: 1,3articulate oral responses to texts and react sensitively to the responses of other students: 2collaborate with other students to produce coherent oral responses to study questions: 21,3
20 Hours Seminars; 40 hours of seminar preparation; 30 hours preparing and writing the short paper; 60 hours preparing and writing the essay.
1: Short Paper weighted 20%
Description of Module Assessment
Short paper1,200-word assessment. Students will write a short essay on one of the primary sources.
2: Class Participation weighted 10%
Class participationStudents' engagement in class3: Essay weighted 70%
EssayMajor critical and contextual essay comparing at least two texts from the primary
sources; these must be different from those chosen for other assessments.
Students will research and write a 3,500-word essay.