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Critical Reading

University of Oxford

3 months
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About

This Critical Reading course at University of Oxford is for anyone wanting to learn to read critically, and explore texts that are regarded as ‘critical’, or essential, reading.

Overview

The Critical Reading course at University of Oxford will introduce you to some key concepts in criticism and theory. It will help you to acquire skills of close critical analysis that will enable you to study, write about, appreciate, and above all enjoy literary texts. Illustrations and exercises will be taken from nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry and narrative fiction.

Course aims

  • Enhance understanding and enjoyment of literary texts.
  • Understand basic concepts of the critical idiom.
  • Distinguish between opinions and appreciations, and analysis.
  • Produce close critical analyses of prose and poetry.
  • Have a working knowledge of the broad chronological, thematic, and stylistic categories of English Literature.
  • Make effective use of online resources in English Literary Studies.
  • Begin to build a personal reading list.

Teaching outcomes

By the end of the course you will know:

  • basic concepts of the critical idiom.
  • key arguments relating to literary value.
  • key arguments relating to the methods and function of literary analysis.
  • your own position as literary and critical theorists.
  • differences between opinions and appreciations, and analysis.

Programme Structure

Programme details

  • Introduction: what is literature?
  • Close reading and criticism
  • Comparing literary texts
  • Narrative and structure
  • Description and devices
  • Analysing Poetry
  • Writing critically
  • Developing as a writer and reader
  •  Other approaches to texts
  •  Honing and keeping up your skills

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 3 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

10 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    300 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 300 GBP for the full programme during 3 months.
  • EU/EEA

    300 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 300 GBP for the full programme during 3 months.

Funding

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