An overarching concern of the module is the uses we make in the present of the literature of the past.
What you will study
This Reading and Studying Literature module from The Open University UK will introduce you to the major literary periods and genres through the three books described below. You will learn how to read and study plays, poems and prose fiction written in different historical periods by a range of authors. You will also learn the basics of studying film.
The discussion in the books is supported by extensive audio-visual resources, including studies of film versions of several of the set texts and interviews with prominent academic specialists.
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- The Renaissance and the Long Eighteenth Century
- Romantics and Victorians
- The Twentieth Century
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Creative Writing Literature View 27 other Short Courses in Literature in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
This is an OU level 2 module and builds on the OU level 1 modules Discovering the arts and humanities (A111) and Cultures (A112) or the discontinued modules, AA100 and A105. These OU level 1 modules develop skills such as logical thinking, clear expression, essay writing and the ability to select and interpret relevant materials. They also offer an introduction to a range of subjects in the arts and humanities.
- If you have not studied at university level before, you are strongly advised to study at OU level 1 before progressing to OU level 2 study.
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International3168 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3168 GBP for the full programme
National3168 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3168 GBP for the full programme
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