Single Major B.A. (Honours) in English Literature

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Single Major B.A. (Honours) in English Literature (Cohort 2020 onwards)

Graduation Requirements

To major in English Literature, students need to:

  1. Pass EN1101E An Introduction to Literary Studies. This will be counted towards the Faculty Core or UE requirements.
  2. Pass at least 84 MCs of EN or EN-recognised modules which include the following:
    (1)  A minimum of 4 MCs from the following:
    (i)   EN2201 Backgrounds to Western Literature and Culture
    (ii)  EN2202 Critical Reading
    (iii) EN2203 Introduction to Film Studies
    (iv) EN2205 Late Medieval Literature and Culture
    (v)  EN2207 Gender and Sexuality in Literature
    (vi) EN2275 Writing about Literature
    (vii) EN2277 Love’s Word: Reading across Literature and Philosophy
    (2)  A minimum of 8 MCs from literature before 1800
    (3)  A minimum of 64 MCs at level 3000 or higher, with
    (i)  a minimum of 40 MCs at level 4000 or higher
    (ii) a maximum of 1 level 5000 EN module (subject to department's approval)

Note:
(1)  List of literature before 1800 modules:

EN2205 Late Medieval Literature and Culture
EN3220 From the "Age of Epic" to the "Age of TV"
EN3221 The English Renaissance
EN3222 The Eighteenth Century
EN3226 Shakespeare
EN3228 Women Novelists: 1750 - 1800
EN3229 Shakespeare in His Time and Ours
EN4221 Topics in the Seventeenth Century
EN4222 Topics in the Eighteenth Century
EN4227 Five Years in the Eighteenth Century
EN4251 Jonathan Swift
EN4880A Usurpation and Authority, 1558-1674

(2)  List of EN-recognised modules:

EL3222 Cinematic Discourse and Language
EL3258 The Sociolinguistics of Humour: Jokes and Comedies
EL4221 Narrative Structures
EL4253 Language, Gender and Text
PS4220 Rhetoric and Politics
TS2239 Major Playwrights of the 20th Century
TS2241 Writing the Short Film
TS3246 Shakespeare and Asian Performances
TS4220 Shakespeare and Film

Single Major B.A. (Honours) in English Literature (Cohort 2016 to 2019)

Graduation Requirements

To major in English Literature, students need to:

  1. Pass EN1101E An Introduction to Literary Studies. This will be counted towards the Faculty Core or UE requirements.
  2. Pass at least 84 MCs of EN or EN-recognised modules which include the following:
    (1)  A minimum of 4 MCs from the following:
    (i)   EN2201 Backgrounds to Western Literature and Culture
    (ii)  EN2202 Critical Reading
    (iii) EN2203 Introduction to Film Studies
    (iv) EN2204 Reading the Horror Film
    (v)  EN2205 Late Medieval Literature and Culture
    (vi) EN2207 Gender and Sexuality in Literature
    (2)  A minimum of 16 MCs British Literature modules, with at least 8 MCs from British Literature (before 1800)
    (3)  A minimum of 64 MCs at level 3000 or higher, with
    (i)  a minimum of 40 MCs at level 4000 or higher
    (ii) a maximum of 1 level 5000 EN module (subject to department's approval)

Note:
(1)  List of British Literature modules:

EN2205 Late Medieval Literature and Culture (before 1800)
EN3220 From the "Age of Epic" to the "Age of TV" (before 1800)
EN3221 The English Renaissance (before 1800)
EN3222 The Eighteenth Century (before 1800)
EN3223 Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture
EN3224 The Twentieth Century
EN3226 Shakespeare (before 1800)
EN3227 Romanticism
EN3228 Women Novelists: 1750 - 1800 (before 1800)
EN3229 Shakespeare in His Time and Ours (before 1800)
EN4221 Topics in the Seventeenth Century (before 1800)
EN4222 Topics in the Eighteenth Century (before 1800)
EN4223 Topics in the Nineteenth Century
EN4224 Topics in the Twentieth Century
EN4225 Asia and the Victorians
EN4226 English Women Novelists 1800 - 1900
EN4227 Five Years in the Eighteenth Century (before 1800)
EN4251 Jonathan Swift (before 1800)
EN4880A Usurpation and Authority, 1558-1674 (before 1800)
EN4880B Modernism and Empire

(2)  List of EN-recognised modules:

EL3222 Cinematic Discourse and Language
EL3258 The Sociolinguistics of Humour: Jokes and Comedies
EL4221 Narrative Structures
EL4253 Language, Gender and Text
PS4220 Rhetoric and Politics
TS2239 Major Playwrights of the 20th Century
TS2241 Writing the Short Film
TS3246 Shakespeare and Asian Performances
TS4220 Shakespeare and Film

Single Major B.A. (Honours) in English Literature (Cohort 2012 to 2015)

Graduation Requirements

Pass at least 100 MCs of EN or EN-recognised modules, which include the following:

  1. EN1101E An Introduction to Literary Studies
  2. A minimum of 4 MCs from the following:
    EN2201 Backgrounds to Western Literature and Culture
    EN2202 Critical Reading
    EN2203 Introduction to Film Studies
    EN2204 Reading the Horror Film
    EN2205 Late Medieval Literature and Culture
    EN2207 Gender and Sexuality in Literature
  3. A minimum of 16 MCs British Literature modules, with at least 8 MCs from British Literature (before 1800):
    EN2205 Late Medieval Literature and Culture (before 1800) (formerly EN3225)
    EN3220 From the "Age of Epic" to the "Age of TV" (before 1800)
    EN3221 The English Renaissance (before 1800)
    EN3222 The Eighteenth Century (before 1800)
    EN3223 Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture
    EN3224 The Twentieth Century
    EN3225 Late Medieval Literature and Culture (before 1800)
    EN3226 Shakespeare (before 1800)
    EN3227 Romanticism
    EN3228 Women Novelists: 1750 - 1800 (before 1800)
    EN3229 Shakespeare in His Time and Ours (before 1800)
    EN4221 Topics in the Seventeenth Century (before 1800)
    EN4222 Topics in the Eighteenth Century (before 1800)
    EN4223 Topics in the Nineteenth Century
    EN4224 Topics in the Twentieth Century
    EN4225 Asia and the Victorians
    EN4226 English Women Novelists 1800 - 1900
    EN4227 Five Years in the Eighteenth Century (before 1800)
    EN4251 Jonathan Swift (before 1800)
    EN4880A Usurpation and Authority, 1558-1674 (before 1800)
    EN4880B Modernism and Empire
  4. A minimum of 64 MCs at level 3000 or higher, with
    • a minimum of 40 MCs at level 4000 or higher
    • a maximum of 1 level 5000 EN module (subject to department’s approval)
    Level 4000 modules count for 5 MCs each, except the Honours Thesis which counts for 15 MCs.
  5. The following EN-recognised modules may be read to fulfil EN Major requirements:
    EL3222 Cinematic Discourse and Language
    EL3258 The Sociolinguistics of Humour: Jokes and Comedies
    EL4221 Narrative Structures
    EL4253 Language, Gender and Text
    PS4220 Rhetoric and Politics
    TS2239 Major Playwrights of the 20th Century
    TS2241 Writing the Short Film
    TS3246 Shakespeare and Asian Performances
    TS4220 Shakespeare and Film

 

Note:

  1. EN2201, EN2202, EN2203, EN2204, EN2205, EN2207, EN2275, EN2276, EN2277 are pre-requisite or co-requisite for level 3000 EN modules; all other level 2000 modules can be taken as electives so long as graduation requirements are met.