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EN121 - Medieval to Renaissance English Literature

  • Module code: EN121
  • Module name: Medieval to Renaissance English Literature
  • Department: English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will study a number of works of medieval and renaissance English literature in the context of contemporary beliefs and historical and social developments. The module will be taught by means of language classes (first term only) to introduce students to Middle English; lectures on the historical, cultural and critical context; and seminars to discuss particular texts.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of this module you should have: 1. Acquired skill in reading Middle English and some understanding of the structure and history of the English language; 2. Acquired some knowledge of Medieval English literature (especially the work of Chaucer and his contemporaries), society and culture; 3. Become aware of the forms and metres of English poetry in preparation for future modules; 4. Obtained some knowledge of sixteenth-century English poetry and its intellectual and social context; 5. Acquired some knowledge of the Christian, classical and continental literary background of English renaissance literature; 6. Improved your skills in textual analysis and essay-writing.

Timetabled teaching activities

Translation Classes (weeks 2 - 5, term 1 only), Weekly lecture and lectures seminar

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/undergraduate/current/modules/fulllist/first/en121

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EN121-30)
B (Examination only) Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Assessed Course Work 30%
Assessed Course Work 30%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 40%
Assessed Course Work 100%
Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate English Literature (Q300) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing (QP36) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and Theatre Studies (QW34) - Year 1
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate English and Latin Literature (QQ36) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and Italian Literature (QR33) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and Hispanic Studies (QR34) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and French (QR3A) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature (VQ72) - Year 1
Optional
  • Undergraduate English and German Literature (QR32) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and French (QR3A) - Year 2