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English and Comparative Literary Studies at Warwick respects long-established literary and historical questions, yet remains undeniably modern and cutting edge.

Everything that inspires and excites you is particular to you alone. However, you can make the most of these interests by being alongside like-minded people whose lives are made meaningful by a love of books; people who understand and feel the power derived from words.

Why study the English pathway?

In your Liberal Arts modules you will explore how ideas evolve and circulate in particular social contexts; for example, how ideas from medicine and technology feed into literary and cultural productions and, conversely, how ideas from books and films impact the way we think about science. You will be introduced to the idea that literature and other cultural works shape rather than simply reflect society.

A pathway in English and Comparative Literary Studies allows a deep dive into these topics. Your pathway modules will invite you to embrace literature's ability to change thinking, beliefs, and societies, but to also understand the mechanisms at work that afford it such power. English at Warwick doesn’t follow the conventional path of ‘study the text, understand the text, write about the text’. Texts are put on their feet. Yes, your love of books will be deepened, but studying English will also ignite your feelings about the world around you on personal and global levels. Studying literature will make you ask questions, it will energise, politicise, and enrage.

Modules

You may be interested in the following English modules:

Please note:

  • To pursue this pathway, you must study one of the first-year English modules listed below.
  • Module offerings change annually and so individual modules may vary.
  • Visit the English and Comparative Literary Studies website for more information on the English modules.

 

Liberal Arts core modules

Terms

CATS

Liberal Arts: Principles and Praxis

1 - 2 0

Art and Revolution

1 - 3 30

Science, Society, and the Media

1 - 3 30

Qualitative Methods for Undergraduate Research

1 15

Pathway module

(related to Disciplinary Interest: English)

Terms

CATS

To proceed on this pathway you must study one of the following modules:

Modern World Literature

1 - 2

30

Modes of Reading

1 - 2

30

Epic into Novel

1 - 2

30

Medieval to Renaissance English Literature

1 - 2

30

Optional module

Terms

CATS

Any approved optional module from the Liberal Arts Department or across the University 1 - 3 15

Activities

 

Term

Duration

Certificate of Digital Literacy

Optional 1 10 weeks

Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement

Optional 3 1 week plus
work placement

Certificate of Sustainability

Optional 3 2 workshops

An optional intercalated year abroad is available between your second year and final year.

Liberal Arts core modules

Terms

CATS

Consumption

1 - 3 30

Sustainability

1 - 3 30

Pathway modules

(related to Disciplinary Interest: English)

Terms

CATS

A choice of any approved modules offered by the English Department 1 - 2 60

Activities

 

Term

Duration

Certificate of Coaching Practice

Optional 2 5 weeks

Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement

Optional 3 1 week plus
work placement
Presentation at an undergraduate conference such as the International Conference of Undergraduate Research Optional 3  

Liberal Arts core module

Terms

CATS

Dissertation

1 - 3 30

Pathway modules

(related to Disciplinary Interest: English)

Terms

CATS

A choice of any approved modules offered by the English Department 1 - 2 90

 

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Examples of modules taken on the English pathway

Student A

Year 2

Sustainability
Liberal Arts core module
30 CATS

Consumption
Liberal Arts core module
30 CATS

Twentieth-Century US Literature
Optional module (English)
30 CATS

Transnational Feminisms
Optional module (English)
30 CATS

Student B

Year 2

Sustainability
Liberal Arts core module
30 CATS

Consumption
Liberal Arts core module
30 CATS

Eighteenth-Century Literature
Optional module (English)
30 CATS