Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

English (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2019)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 4 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ENG1077 Literary Criticism and Theory: An Introduction 6 ECTS (NC)
ENG1082 Shakespeare and Tudor Drama 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ENG1075 Genre: Poetry 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ENG1078 Writing Seminars 1 2 ECTS
ENG1080 English in Society 1 4 ECTS (NC)
ENG1173 Romantic Poets 1: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge 2 ECTS
ENG1174 English Fiction of the Nineteenth Century: An Introduction 2 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ENG1274 English Fiction of the Nineteenth Century: Further Studies 2 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ENG1071 Chaucer: An Introduction 2 ECTS
ENG1273 Romantic Poets 2: Byron, Keats, Shelley 2 ECTS
ENG1278 The Art of the Essay 2 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2:
26 ECTS credits in English
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits in optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units students are required to register for study-units as indicated hereunder to bring the total for the year to 26 ECTS credits:

At least 2 ECTS credits across the year from each of the following Language and Linguistics groups: Applications in English-Language Studies, Describing Language, and Language in Society.

At least 8 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer.


Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ENG2022 Theories of Literature 2: Literature Criticism Theory - Then and Now 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ENG2033 Maltese Literature in English 4 ECTS
ENG2077 Practical Criticism 4 ECTS
ENG2079 American Literature of the Nineteenth Century 1 4 ECTS
ENG2081 The Modern Novel 4 ECTS
ENG2095 English Literature and Music 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ENG2078 Writing Seminars 2 2 ECTS
ENG2089 An Introduction to Cultural Criticism 2 ECTS

Applications in English-Language Studies

ENG2031 Studying English Language at Undergraduate Level 2 ECTS

Describing Language

ENG2049 Topics in English Pragmatics 2 ECTS
ENG2118 Aspects of English Phonology 2 ECTS

Language in Society

ENG2480 English in Society 2 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ENG2005 Poetry of the Eighteenth Century 2 ECTS
ENG2053 The Postcolonial Novel (Australian) 2 ECTS
ENG2054 Metaphysical Poetry and Baroque Writing in England 4 ECTS
ENG2055 Eighteenth-Century Prose 1: The Rise of the Novel 2 ECTS
ENG2068 Medieval Literature into Film 2 ECTS
ENG2071 Shakespeare into Film 2 ECTS
ENG2087 Creative Writing 1 2 ECTS
ENG2096 The Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle 2 ECTS
ENG2133 Maltese Literature in English: Prose 2 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ENG2027 Shakespeare: Genius and the Imagination 2 ECTS

Applications in English-Language Studies

ENG2030 Second Language Acquisition of English 2 ECTS
ENG2057 Stylistics 4 ECTS

Describing Language

ENG3118 Aspects of Historical and Regional Variation in English 2 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ENG2006 Milton and the Epic Voice 2 ECTS
ENG2041 High Modernism in English and American Literature 2 ECTS
ENG2042 The English Novel in the Later Nineteenth Century: Henry James 2 ECTS
ENG2052 The Postcolonial Novel 1: African 2 ECTS
ENG2063 Theories of Literature 3: Gender and Power 2 ECTS
ENG2064 Theories of Literature 4: Postcolonialism 2 ECTS
ENG2066 Current Debates in Literary Theory 2 ECTS
ENG2067 Chaucer and Medieval Literature 2 ECTS
ENG2092 Travel Writing 2 ECTS
ENG2173 Modern Drama 2 ECTS
ENG2176 Victorian Poetry 2 ECTS
ENG2276 Modern Poetry 2 ECTS
ENG2290 Genre: Creative Nonfiction 4 ECTS
ENG2333 Maltese Literature in English: Poetry 2 ECTS

Elective study-units offered during year 2 are also on offer during year 3 and vice versa.



Requirement for regular progression to Year 3:
26 ECTS credits in English
26 ECTS credits in the subsidiary area
8 ECTS credits optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units students are required to register for either elective study-units and/or from the Linguistic groups to bring the total for the year to 28 ECTS credits.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ENG3072 Contemporary Fiction 6 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ENG3074 Techniques of Close Reading and Comparative Literature 4 ECTS (NC)

Applications in English-Language Studies

ENG3011 Applied Linguistics in English Studies 1 2 ECTS
ENG3022 Exploring English Corpora: Language and Literature 2 ECTS

Language in Society

ENG3071 Varieties of English 2 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ENG3082 Slave Narratives 2 ECTS
ENG3098* Directed Studies 2 ECTS
ENG3173 British Poetry after 1945 2 ECTS

* Students are required to register for this study-unit in either semester 1 or semester 2.



Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ENG3051 Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Ideas and Concepts 6 ECTS (NC)
ENG3052 Synoptic Study-Unit 2: Readings, Interpretations, Applications 6 ECTS (NC)

Applications in English-Language Studies

ENG3016 Language and the Literary Mind 2 ECTS
ENG3017 Applied Linguistics in English Studies 2 2 ECTS

Describing Language

ENG3118 Aspects of Historical and Regional Variation in English 2 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ENG2066 Current Debates in Literary Theory 2 ECTS
ENG2290 Genre: Creative Nonfiction 4 ECTS
ENG3083 American Studies: An Introduction 2 ECTS
ENG3086 Horror 2 ECTS
ENG3087 Creative Writing 2 2 ECTS
ENG3093 Theories of Literature 5: Literature and Ecocriticism 2 ECTS
ENG3098* Directed Studies 2 ECTS
ENG3273 An Introduction to Twentieth Century American Poetry 2 ECTS

* Students are required to register for this study-unit in either semester 1 or semester 2.

Elective study-units offered during year 3 are also on offer during year 2 and vice versa.



Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits, of which:
28 ECTS credits in English
28 ECTS credits in the other area
4 ECTS credits optional study-units

Requirement for award of B.A. English and in another area of study: 180 credits, of which:
80 credits in English
80 credits in the other area
20 credits optional study-units

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.
 
Last Updated: 28 October 2019
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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