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English courses at Keele are designed to give you a firm grounding in the subject, followed by a wide range of options. They offer a sound training in the discipline and in transferable skills, while allowing you to concentrate on the areas that appeal to you most. You can study English (in Single Honours and a range of different joint-honours combinations) or English and American Literatures (single honours). We have also developed new ‘Pathways’ in Creative Writing and Film Studies.
English offers teaching in tutorial groups (about sixteen students but sometimes fewer) in all three years. Tutorials, which are held in the Chancellor's Building in the heart of the campus, are supplemented by lectures in rooms nearby equipped with appropriate audio-visual aids.
Staff, all experts in their fields, teach modules carefully designed by individuals or by teams. As well as teaching tutorials in small groups, they all offer students consultation hours at which they can discuss their progress and plan the development of their work. Students are regularly asked to comment on the delivery of programmes and they are invited to attend planning meetings.
English has an active Staff Student Liaison Committee, and places a high value on good communications with students, both formal and informal.