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English Literature and Philosophy and Ethics BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University
3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Bath
English
15 December 2022

About this program

English Literature and Philosophy and Ethics BA (Hons)

English Literature

We combine the academic study of literature with skill-based modules to create a practical, applied English Literature degree. You'll learn how to analyse a wide range of literary texts, but you'll also learn practical skills such as:

  • How to pitch an idea for a literary festival
  • How to compile digital teaching resources for schools
  • How to produce an online edition of a historical text.

You'll apply your knowledge and your skills in practical, professional ways, in preparation for the next stage in your career.

Philosophy and Ethics

We combine the academic study of literature with skill-based modules to create a practical, applied English Literature degree. You'll learn how to analyse a wide range of literary texts, but you'll also learn practical skills such as:

  • How to pitch an idea for a literary festival
  • How to compile digital teaching resources for schools
  • How to produce an online edition of a historical text.

You'll apply your knowledge and your skills in practical, professional ways, in preparation for the next stage in your career.

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Program content

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • Parallel Texts
  • Romance and Revolution
  • Worlds of Ideas
  • Narratives of Belonging
  • Protest and Persuasion
  • Thinking Together: Humanities in the 21st Century

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Voices in Conversation
  • Reading Communities
  • Bodies
  • The Book
  • The Literature of Laughter
  • Who Do You Think You Are? Writing the Self, Written Lives
  • The Marvellous - Writing Beyond Realism
  • Transgressions
  • Digital Humanities
  • Working Together
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • English Project
  • Cosmopolitanisms - Writing Beyond Borders
  • Literature and Psychology
  • Nation and Race in the Early Modern Atlantic World
  • Novel Forms
  • Outsiders - Women and Writing
  • Shock of the New
  • Writing and Environmental Crisis
  • Writing Now - Prizes, Popularity and Politics

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

International students Full time: £15,240

Qualification

Program Intended Learning Outcomes

English Literature

  • Literary knowledge Systematic understanding of literary forms and their histories that engages critically with the diversification of the English literary canon and transnationality of literatures in English.
  • Theories of literature Independent critical appraisal, application and synthesis of different theoretical approaches in the process of analysing literary texts.
  • Ideas and contexts Critical analysis and engagement with different ways in which writers and their works reflect and inform the changes in the history of ideas across time and place.
  • Uses of literature Critical evaluation and application of different theories of the role of readers affective and analytical responses to a literary text in the production of its meanings.
  • Interpretation Critical and comparative evaluation of the diversity of possible readings of a selected text made possible by different theoretical, critical and imaginative perspectives, including your own.

Philosophy and Ethics

  • Philosophical knowledge Systematic and comparative knowledge of the complexity of philosophical enquiry, argument and analysis that draws on a range of philosophical traditions.
  • Philosophical debates Systematic understanding and analysis of selected debates and theories in the study of philosophy, and their application to contemporary issues, challenges and problems.
  • Ethical perspectives Detailed comparative understanding, interpretation and application of ethical concepts and theories from a transcultural perspective, using contemporary examples.
  • Theory and method Integration, evaluation and application of concepts, theory, methods from different philosophical traditions in support of independent analyses of a diverse range of issues and problems.
  • Reasoning and argument The ability to formulate, critique, defend and evaluate your own and others philosophical positions with clarity, precision and intellectual rigour, leading to a sustained and independent line of argument.
  • Contemporary problems The systematic evaluation and application of relevant concepts, methods and approaches from diverse philosophical traditions to the understanding of contemporary problems, challenges and conditions.

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Bath Spa University

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Bath Spa University

Newton Park
BA2 9BN Bath
United Kingdom

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