Swansea University

English Literature and American Studies, BA (Hons)

Swansea University
In Singleton Park

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Singleton park (Wales)
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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Singleton park (Wales)
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Description

Description
American Studies and English Literature is a well-established programme. Students study six modules a year, 3 in American Studies and 3 in English Literature.

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Singleton Park (Swansea)
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University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP

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· Requirements

Entry Requirements Our standard entry requirement is BBB (UCAS tariff points 120) or equivalent including a B in English Literature or the combined English Language and Literature A-level or A-level Creative Writing. All offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement. We also accept a range of advanced level qualifications including: International Baccalaureate 32; Welsh Baccalaureate - grade equivalent to A-level; Access to Higher Education and Open University qualifications, and Extended Project.

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Modules

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Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameAM-111Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The American Experience 1492-2000AM-112Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20American Politics and SocietyAM-113Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to American Literature and Culture

Optional Modules

English Literature - Compulsory Modules Selective

Choose Minimum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select at least 2x 20 credit modules from the list below. You may decide to select 3x 20 credit modules and not make a selection from the English Literature Optional Module Choices box below. Overall, you must select a balance of 60 credits per teaching block. You must select 60 credits in each of your joint honours subjects.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceEN-100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Monsters, Theories, TransformationsEN-119Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Stage Play WorldEN-120Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20English Essentials

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English Literature - Optional Module Choices

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You may choose to select 1x 20 credit module from the list below. Overall, you must select a balance of 60 credits per teaching block. You must select 60 credits in each of your joint honours subjects

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceALE100Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Grammar and MeaningEN-112Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Approaches to Gender in English LiteratureEN-113Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Literature and Society in Medieval Europe.EN-117Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Creative Writing: Fiction GenresEN-118Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Creative Writing: Styles of FictionHIH117Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Medieval Europe: an introductionML-102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Modern European Film: Themes and PerspectivesMLE100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Modern European Fiction: Texts and Contexts

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules

American Studies Optional Module Choices

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 3x 20 credit modules from this list. It is recommended that students take at least 40 credits of AM modules. Overall, you must select 60 credits in each teaching block and you must select 60 credits in each of your joint honours subjects.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceAM-204Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Race and Ethnicity: American PerspectivesAM-213Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Topics in American Studies II:AM-215Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20American Word/American ImageAM-217Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Making of Transatlantic AmericaAM-218Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Re-Thinking the South: Southern Culture and History, 1865-1955AM-245Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20John F. Kennedy and AmericaAM-250Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ghettos, Streets, Suburbs: Cultural Representations of the American City, 1890 - presentAM-251Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20America in Crisis: Political Culture and Society from the Tet Offensive to TrumpAM-253Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20New York City: History and Culture since 1945HIH2016Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20America in a Nutshell, A History of Pennsylvania from William Penn to Donald Trump 1631-2016HIH253Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Welsh Century: Politics, Nationality and Religion, 1847-1947HUA206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary Wars and ConflictsMS-219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Studying Digital MediaPO-203Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Anarchy and Order: Theories in International RelationsPO-219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Global Political Economy: From Mercantilism to NeoliberalismPO-222Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20GlobalisationPO-232Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Empire Strikes Back: War, Strategy and the Use of Force in the Post Cold War EraPO-239Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Moralities of War and PeacePO-256Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20GenocidePO-281Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20British Politics and Public Policy

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English Literature - Compulsory Modules Selective

Choose Minimum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Choose at least 2x 20 credit modules from this list. You may choose 3x 20 credit modules and not make a selection from the optional module choices box below. Overall, you must select a balance of 60 credits per teaching block. You must select 60 credits from each of your joint honours subjects

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceEN-206Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Debating Texts: Theory in LiteratureEN-207Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Revolution of the Word: ModernismEN-226Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Conflict and the Gothic in the long nineteenth centuryEN-237Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Exploring the Bloody Chamber: Medieval to PostmodernEN-239Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20No-Man's Land: Literature of the Great WarEN-241Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Fragments of Union: The Cultural Making and Breaking of BritainEN-242Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Contentious ShakespeareEN-266Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Medieval Encounters

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English Literature Optional Module Choices

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : If required, choose 1x 20 credit module from this list to make up your 60 credits of English Literature. Overall, you must select a balance of 60 credits per teaching block and 60 credits in each of your joint honours subjects.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceALE200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Theory and PracticeALE218Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Discourse AnalysisALE224Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Vocabulary StudiesALE250Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20First Language AcquisitionEN-204Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Creative Non-FictionEN-232Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Writing PoetryEN-234Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Writing FictionEN-236Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Writing DramaEN-260Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Studying DialectHUA207Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Business & EntrepreneurshipMS-219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Studying Digital MediaMSS202Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The History of Screen Animation

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules

Dissertation

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select either the American Studies Dissertation or the English Literature Dissertation

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceAM-336Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40American Studies DissertationEN-3031Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Dissertation - English Literature

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American Studies Options

Choose Minimum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : If you have selected the American Studies Dissertation - choose 1x 20 credit module from the list below. If you have selected the English Literature Dissertation - choose 3x 20 credit modules from the list below. Overall, you must select 60 credits in each teaching block. You must select 60 credits in each of your joint honours subjects.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceAM-316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary American FictionAM-320Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Drug War USA: The Politics of ProhibitionAM-330Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20America and the BombAM-333Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20African American Literature 1910-1940: The Harlem RenaissanceAM-335Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The American Civil War in History and MemoryAM-338Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Clear and Present Danger: Terrorism and AmericaHUA301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gunfighter Nation: the West in History, Mythology and FictionHUA305Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Spanish Civil War - Its Origins, Course and LegacyHUA306Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Aftermaths of WarHUA308Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Real War, Imagined War: War in Literature, Art and CinemaHUP301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Religion, Science, and SuperstitionHUP304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Philosophy and the Social SciencesMS-302Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Media, Gender and SexualityPO-3110Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Visions of DemocracyPO-3114Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The International Politics of SpacePO-3117Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Politics and International DevelopmentPO-3316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Shadow Wars: US Presidents and covert action from the Cold War to ObamaPO-392Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Contemporary Security

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English Literature Options

Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : If you have selected the English Literature Dissertation choose 1x 20 credit module from the list below or the Creative Writing module options. If you have selected the American Studies Dissertation you may choose 3x 20 credit modules from this list or 2x 20 credit modules and 1x 20 credit module from the creative writing options below. You must select 60 credits per teaching block.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceEN-3011Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Discovering Old EnglishEN-3027Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20William Blake: Poetry and DesignsEN-3029Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Postmodernist and Post-war FictionEN-3037Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Exodus: Moses and Minority LiteratureEN-3040Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Welsh Gothic / Gothic WalesEN-3042Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Postcolonial LiteratureEN-3043Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Poetry in the Twentieth CenturyEN-3046Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Stuff: Victorian Literature and Material CultureEN-3047Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Other Tongues: Multilingualism in English Language LiteratureEN-3048Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Professional Development: Preparing for WorkEN-3050Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Written in Blood: Reading the VampireEN-3051Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Madness, Malady and Melancholia: Literature and Medicine from Genesis to GenomesEN-3052Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sex and Death: Jacobean Drama EN-314Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20ChaucerEN-374Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Theorising Texts: Shakespeare, Bronte, JamesEN-376Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Prehistory, History and LanguageEN-394Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Reading/Writing TraumaEN-398Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Masculine and Monstrous in the Middle Ages

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Optional Modules - Creative Writing

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Overall, you must select 60 credits in each teaching block. You must select 60 credits in each of your joint honours subjects.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceEN-3014Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Fiction WritingEN-306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Writing for Radio and ScreenEN-309Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Creative Non FictionEN-319Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Poetry Writing