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Information for Freshman Students

Junior and Senior Freshman Single Honours (SH)

The study of English is concerned with the history and practices of writing in English and encompasses literary works spanning English, Anglo-Irish, American and emerging postcolonial cultures. It aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the history of these literatures while also enabling students to develop a sophisticated critical consciousness and an awareness of critical and cultural theory. Compared to English literature (TSM) students, English studies students study literature in terms of developing genres (Poetry, the Novel, Theatre) and they also cover a longer historical range, including literature from before 1400.

Junior and Senior Freshman Two Subject Moderatorship (TSM)

English literature covers a broad range of literatures written in the English language, from Chaucer to the present day. The aim of the course is to help students acquire a thorough knowledge of the history of differing literatures while also enabling them to develop a sophisticated critical consciousness and an awareness of critical and cultural theory. While TSM students cover all the principal areas of literatures in English, the course is less extensive than that of the single honor programme, with less emphasis on the development of genres, and a concentration on the modern period (post 1400).

Freshman Course Structure

Junior Freshman Single Honours (SH) Junior Freshman Two Subject Moderatorship (TSM)
Compulsory Modules (12) Compulsory Modules (6)
Senior Freshman Single Honours (SH) Senior Freshman Two Subject Moderatorship (TSM)
Compulsory Modules (10) Compulsory Modules (4)
Optional Choice Modules - Students must choose (2) options, one for each term. Optional Choice Modules - Students must choose (2) options, one for each term.