English Literature and French BA (Hons) - 2020/1

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BA (Hons) English Literature and French

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord English Literature and French
DipHE English Literature and French
CertHE English Literature and French

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UPG13003 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UPG13003 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

100319, 100322

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

English

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - School of Literature and Languages

Programme Leader

MOONEY Stephen (Lit & Langs)

Date of production/revision of spec

29/05/2020

Educational aims of the programme

  • To develop reading, analysis and writing of complex literary texts and discourses
  • To investigate and offer a deep understanding of the social, cultural, historical and geographical contexts for the production of literary texts and the way those texts intervene in the related discourses
  • To ensure wide reading across the Anglophone canon with the possibility of in-depth study of contemporary literature, English literature in a global context, creative writing and the interface between English Literature and other related media
  • To develop a range of subject-specific and transferable skills that centre upon independent critical and creative thinking, and to provide practical support in the development of employability skills
  • To impart an understanding of the subject that informs students' future choices, including careers, further study and lifelong learning
  • To develop a high standard of written and oral competence in French, using it as a means of understanding expression and communication
  • To provide students with a thorough knowledge of the history, culture and political and social institutions in societies in which French is used, and enable them to access primary and secondary sources in French
  • To enable students to offer prospective employers a range of skills derived from their studies and from working and/or studying in the countries where French is used
  • To enable students to develop intercultural awareness and understanding of historical and contemporary exchange between English, particularly its literary tradition, and French language and culture.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
The processes of reading, analysis and writing of complex literary texts and associated critical and theoretical discourses K
The social, cultural, historical and geographical contexts for the production of literary texts K
A wide range of literatures from the Anglophone canon covering periods before 1800 to contemporary literature, with an understanding of genre K
At least two of the following areas: the Anglophone canon; contemporary literature; English literature in a global context; creative writing; and other related media K
Knowledge of the use of French as a medium for understanding; expression and communication, including acquisition of a wide-ranging vocabulary K
Explicit knowledge of the linguistic structures; grammar and stylistic registers of French K
How to use linguists' tools, such as grammars, dictionaries and glossaries K
A broad knowledge of the history, culture and institutions of the societies in which French is used K
An understanding of the intercultural exchanges, historically and currently, between English and French. K
Able to use sophisticated critical skills in reading, writing and analysis (nb. Students who exit at diploma and certificate levels should be able to use critical skills in reading, writing and analysis) C
Able to conceptualise ideas of authorship, textual production and audience C
Able to respond to the central role of language in the creation of meaning C
Able to identify how different social, cultural and geographical contexts affect language and meaning C
Able to understand how cultural norms and assumptions influence judgement C
Able to comprehend the complex nature of literary language and genre C
Able to utilise and undertake relevant research in relation to literary texts and discourses (nb. Students who exit at diploma level should be able to utilise and undertake basic research in relation to literary texts and discourses) C
Able to use french creatively and precisely for a range of purposes and audiences C
Able to analyse and interpret texts and other cultural products C
Able to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking C
Able to plan, conduct and write up an individual research programme C
Able to articulate knowledge and understanding of texts and theoretical practices P
Able to use sophisticated rhetorical skills for effective communication and argument, written and oral (nb. Students who exit at diploma level should be able to use rhetorical skills for effective communication and argument, written and oral; students who exit at certificate level should be able to use some rhetorical skills for effective communication and argument, written and oral P
Able to command a wide range of vocabulary and theoretical terminology (nb. Students who exit at diploma level should be able to command a good range of vocabulary and theoretical terminology; students who exit at certificate level should be able to command a reasonable range of vocabulary and theoretical terminology) P
Able to analyse diverse forms of discourse (nb. Students who exit at certificate level should be able to analyse some forms of discourse) P
Able to use effective bibliographical skills(nb. Students who exit at certificate level should be able to use some bibliographical skills) P
Able to demonstrate independent thought and judgement P
Able to carry out research projects P
Able to exercise linguistic awareness and communicate in an effective manner, both in english and french P
Able to manage time effectively. P
Able to acquire substantial quantities of diverse information leading to systematic analysis T
Able to work independently or with others to examine and present information and judgements (nb. Students who exit at certificate level should be able to work independently or with others to determine and present information and judgements) T
Able to understand a variety of theoretical positions and to develop independent judgements in relation to them (nb. Students who exit at certificate level should be able to understand some theoretical positions and to develop judgements in relation to them) T
Able to handle information in a critical and self-reflexive manner(nb. Students who exit at certificate level should be able to handle information with confidence) T
Able to use it to access, work with and utilise resources T
Able to work on a range of material to a time framework and to organise work independently and as a group T
Able to adjust to a variety of culturally different work environments T
Able to use translation and other linguistic skills in a professional or educational context T
Able to learn other languages with greater ease T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Students who have not had the opportunity to take a language up to A level can apply for the ab initio pathway. This is available only to students with proven language learning aptitude (such as another language at A level), and will involve very intensive language learning modules in the first year, enabling students to reach approximately A level standard and join the rest of the cohort for all modules in the second year.

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Students who have not had the opportunity to take a language up to A level can apply for the ab initio pathway. This is available only to students with proven language learning aptitude (such as another language at A level), and will involve very intensive language learning modules in the first year, enabling students to reach approximately A level standard and join the rest of the cohort for all modules in the second year.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

English Literature and French - ab initio pathway
In the first year of the degree, it is are compulsory for students on the ab initio pathway to take the three ab inition modules:
In semester 1, the compulsory LAN1004 (Ab Initio Language – grammar & structures) and LAN1005 (Ab Initio Language – developing skills) will be taken alongside the two compulsory English Literature modules for that semester, ELI1018 (History of English Literature I) and ELI1010 (Theories of Reading I).
In semester 2, the compulsory LAN1003 (Ab initio Language II) will be taken alongside the two compulsory English Literature modules for that semester, ELI1022 (History of English Literature II) and ELI1011 (Theories of Reading II). In addition, students on the ab initio pathway will take FRE1069 (Introduction to France and the French-Speaking World) as a compulsory module.


English Literature and French - Post A-level pathway
For students with an A-level qualifiation in the language in question, who do not follow the ab initio pathway, LAN1004 (Ab Initio Language – grammar & structures), LAN1005 (Ab Initio Language – developing skills) and LAN1003 (Ab initio Language II ) cannot be taken. Instead they follow the Post A-level pathway.
In semester 1 for these students, LAN1001 (Skills for Language Specialists) & FRE1067 (French Language I For Academic Purposes) are the two compulsory Language modules, taken alongside the two compulsory English Literature modules for that semester, ELI1018 (History of English Literature I) and ELI1010 (Theories of Reading I).
In semester 2, FRE1068 (French Language II For Professional Purposes) and FRE1069 (Introduction to France and the French-Speaking World) are the two compulsory Language modules, taken alongside the two compulsory English Literature modules for that semester, ELI1022 (History of English Literature II) and ELI1011 (Theories of Reading II).


* There is no distinction between ab initio and Post A-level pathways after the first year of the Programme.

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ELI3031 GOTHIC TO GOTH Optional 15 2
ELI3033 DISSERTATION Compulsory 45 Year-long
FRE3021 FRENCH SOCIOLINGUISTICS Optional 15 1
FRE3023 TRANSLATION ENGLISH-FRENCH III Optional 15 1
FRE3026 ADVANCED ORAL AND WRITING SKILLS IN FRENCH Optional 15 1
TRA3026 TRANSLATION FRENCH-ENGLISH III Optional 15 2
MFC3038 APPROACHES TO FILM GENRE Optional 15 1
TRA3036 TRANSLATION OF SPECIALISED AND CREATIVE TEXTS Optional 15 1
ELI3034 CREATIVE WRITING SUBMISSION Compulsory 45 Year-long
ELI3053 FIN-DE-SIÈCLE LITERATURE: DECADENCE, AESTHETICS AND THE OCCULT Optional 15 1
MFC3042 UNDERSTANDING ANIMATION Optional 15 2
LAN3001 SHORT DISSERTATION Optional 15 1
LAN3001 SHORT DISSERTATION Optional 15 2
ELI3055 FROM NOVEL TO FILM Optional 15 2
ELI3056 MEDIEVAL WOMEN’S WRITING Optional 15 2
ELI3023 THE THEATRE AND THE NOVEL Optional 15 1
FRE3024 THE ARTS IN FRANCE Optional 15 2
LAN3003 LONG DISSERTATION Compulsory 30 Year-long
ELI3049 GEOGRAPHIES OF NATION AND EMPIRE: THE VICTORIAN NOVEL 1850-1890 Optional 15 1
ELI3052 WRITING SHAMANISM - LITERATURE AND VISUAL MEDIA Optional 15 1
ELI3048 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE Optional 15 1
MFC3034 SCREENWRITING Optional 15 2
ELI3045 ADVANCED CREATIVE THEORIES AND PRACTICE Optional 15 1
ELI3046 CREATIVE WRITING AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Optional 15 2
ELI3039 LANGUAGE DIVERSITY Optional 15 1
THE3039 IMMERSIVE AND PARTICIPATORY PRACTICES Optional 15 1
ELI3057 TEXTUAL MATERIALITIES Optional 15 2
ELI3058 LIFE WRITING Optional 15 2
ELI3059 WRITING GAMING Optional 15 2
ELI3060 WOMEN BEHIND THE SCREEN: GENDER & LABOUR IN FILM Optional 15 1

Optional modules for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

It is compulsory for students on the Programme to do one of the Dissertation options available in their final year. Students should choose between:
English Literature (ELI3033 - English Literature Dissertation) OR Creative Writing (ELI3034 - Creative Writing Submission) OR Languages (LAN3003 - Long Dissertation + advanced writing and oral skills module) options.

Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

Optional modules for Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

English Literature and French - ab initio pathway
In the first year of the degree, it is are compulsory for students on the ab initio pathway to take the three ab inition modules:
In semester 1, the compulsory LAN1004 (Ab Initio Language – grammar & structures) and LAN1005 (Ab Initio Language – developing skills) will be taken alongside the two compulsory English Literature modules for that semester, ELI1018 (History of English Literature I) and ELI1010 (Theories of Reading I).
In semester 2, the compulsory LAN1003 (Ab initio Language II) will be taken alongside the two compulsory English Literature modules for that semester, ELI1022 (History of English Literature II) and ELI1011 (Theories of Reading II). In addition, students on the ab initio pathway will take FRE1069 (Introduction to France and the French-Speaking World) as a compulsory module.


English Literature and French - Post A-level pathway
For students with an A-level qualifiation in the language in question, who do not follow the ab initio pathway, LAN1004 (Ab Initio Language – grammar & structures), LAN1005 (Ab Initio Language – developing skills) and LAN1003 (Ab initio Language II ) cannot be taken. Instead they follow the Post A-level pathway.
In semester 1 for these students, LAN1001 (Skills for Language Specialists) & FRE1067 (French Language I For Academic Purposes) are the two compulsory Language modules, taken alongside the two compulsory English Literature modules for that semester, ELI1018 (History of English Literature I) and ELI1010 (Theories of Reading I).
In semester 2, FRE1068 (French Language II For Professional Purposes) and FRE1069 (Introduction to France and the French-Speaking World) are the two compulsory Language modules, taken alongside the two compulsory English Literature modules for that semester, ELI1022 (History of English Literature II) and ELI1011 (Theories of Reading II).


* There is no distinction between ab initio and Post A-level pathways after the first year of the Programme.

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ELI3031 GOTHIC TO GOTH Optional 15 2
ELI3033 DISSERTATION Compulsory 45 Year-long
FRE3021 FRENCH SOCIOLINGUISTICS Optional 15 1
FRE3023 TRANSLATION ENGLISH-FRENCH III Optional 15 1
FRE3026 ADVANCED ORAL AND WRITING SKILLS IN FRENCH Optional 15 1
TRA3026 TRANSLATION FRENCH-ENGLISH III Optional 15 2
MFC3038 APPROACHES TO FILM GENRE Optional 15 1
TRA3036 TRANSLATION OF SPECIALISED AND CREATIVE TEXTS Optional 15 1
ELI3034 CREATIVE WRITING SUBMISSION Compulsory 45 Year-long
ELI3053 FIN-DE-SIÈCLE LITERATURE: DECADENCE, AESTHETICS AND THE OCCULT Optional 15 1
MFC3042 UNDERSTANDING ANIMATION Optional 15 2
LAN3001 SHORT DISSERTATION Optional 15 1
LAN3001 SHORT DISSERTATION Optional 15 2
ELI3055 FROM NOVEL TO FILM Optional 15 2
ELI3056 MEDIEVAL WOMEN’S WRITING Optional 15 2
ELI3023 THE THEATRE AND THE NOVEL Optional 15 1
FRE3024 THE ARTS IN FRANCE Optional 15 2
LAN3003 LONG DISSERTATION Compulsory 30 Year-long
ELI3049 GEOGRAPHIES OF NATION AND EMPIRE: THE VICTORIAN NOVEL 1850-1890 Optional 15 1
ELI3052 WRITING SHAMANISM - LITERATURE AND VISUAL MEDIA Optional 15 1
ELI3048 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE Optional 15 1
MFC3034 SCREENWRITING Optional 15 2
ELI3045 ADVANCED CREATIVE THEORIES AND PRACTICE Optional 15 1
ELI3046 CREATIVE WRITING AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Optional 15 2
ELI3039 LANGUAGE DIVERSITY Optional 15 1
THE3039 IMMERSIVE AND PARTICIPATORY PRACTICES Optional 15 1
ELI3057 TEXTUAL MATERIALITIES Optional 15 2
ELI3058 LIFE WRITING Optional 15 2
ELI3059 WRITING GAMING Optional 15 2
ELI3060 WOMEN BEHIND THE SCREEN: GENDER & LABOUR IN FILM Optional 15 1

Optional modules for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

It is compulsory for students on the Programme to do one of the Dissertation options available in their final year. Students should choose between:
English Literature (ELI3033 - English Literature Dissertation) OR Creative Writing (ELI3034 - Creative Writing Submission) OR Languages (LAN3003 - Long Dissertation + advanced writing and oral skills module) options.

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Students must choose one of the above three modules.

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Other information

At FHEQ Levels 4 and 5 students take compulsory modules which address the core requirements for English and for Languages and Related Studies as they are outlined in the Benchmarking statements. Students spend Semesters 5 and 6 on professional and/or study placements in a French-speaking country.

Quality assurance

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https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.