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Reading and Studying Literature, Short Course

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University rank #501 (WUR) Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
This Reading and Studying Literature module from The Open University UK will introduce you to the study of English literature by looking at a selection of texts from the Renaissance to the present day. The module offers a stimulating mix of classic texts and less well-known works from a range of genres, including drama, poetry and prose fiction as well as autobiography and travel-writing.
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Overview

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The skills and subjects taught in this module have a value which extends beyond academic study, though the module also provides a solid foundation for advanced study of English literature and other subject areas.

  • The Renaissance and the Long Eighteenth Century
  • Romantics and Victorians
  • The Twentieth Century

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • This is an OU level 2 module and builds on the OU level 1 modules Discovering the arts and humanities, or The arts past and present (now discontinued) and Voices, texts and material culture. 
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Milton Keynes

  • 848 - 1350 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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