BA Irish Language and Literature / English Literature

Course Content

Welsh medium modules available

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Year 1 Core (40 Credits) You must take the following modules:

Semester 1

Encountering Texts EN10020

Semester 2

Ancestral Voices EN10220

Year 1 Options Students must take the following modules in their chosen language. Non-beginners in Irish take IR11220 (not IR10620 + IR10710)

Semester 1

Cyflwyniad I Wyddeleg Modern A'i Llenyddiaeth 1 GC10620

Introduction To Modern Irish Language 1 IR10620

Modern Irish Language And Literature For Non-beginners IR11200

Semester 2

Cyflwyniad I Wyddeleg Modern A'i Llenyddiaeth 2 GC10720

Modern Irish Language And Literature For Non-beginners IR11220

Year 1 Options You may choose up to 40 credits from the following modules

Semester 1

Greek And Roman Epic And Drama CL10120

Re-writing, Re-visioning Texts EN10120

American Literature 1819-1925 EN11220

Semester 2

History Of Greek And Roman Ideas CL10320

Contemporary Writing EN10520

Year 1 Electives Students may choose from the following list, together with any other modules allowed by the Institute, up to a total of 60 credits.

Semester 1

Y Celtiaid: Etifeddiaeth Ddadleuol GC11800

The Celts: A Contested Legacy IR11800

Semester 2

Y Celtiaid: Etifeddiaeth Ddadleuol GC11820

The Celts: A Contested Legacy IR11820

Year 2 Core (20 Credits) ENGLISH - You must take the following module

Semester 1

Literary Theory: Debates And Dialogues EN20120

Year 2 Core (60 Credits) Students must take the following modules

Semester 1

Old Irish (language + Literature) 1+2 IR21900

Modern Irish (language + Literature) 1+2 IR22100

Middle Irish Texts In Context IR22520

Semester 2

Old Irish (language + Literature) 1+2 IR21920

Modern Irish (language + Literature) 1+2 IR22120

Year 2 Options You should choose at least 20 credits from the following modules

Semester 1

Literary Modernisms EN20920

The Shapes Of Tragedy EN22020

Semester 2

Nineteenth Century Literature EN20720

Place And Self EN22120

Literature Since 1945 EN22920

Year 2 Options You may choose up to 40 credits from the following modules

Semester 1

Contemporary Queer Fiction EN31620

Forms Of Children's Narrative Prose EN37820

Writing Women For The Public Stage, 1670-1780 EN38720

Semester 2

Society,sexuality And Subversion In The Middle Ages EN31220

Shakespeare, Jonson And Company EN33020

Demons, Degenerates And New Women: Fin De Siecle Fictions EN33420

Available both years Options 20 credits from the following except only one extended essay can be taken each year

Semester 1

Extended Essay 2 IR22400

Extended Essay 4 IR32900

Semester 2

Llên Geltaidd Gymharol GC33010

Extended Essay 2 IR22410

Extended Essay 4 IR32910

Year 3 Core (60 Credits) You must take the following modules during your year abroad

Semester 1

Abroad Year Dummy ENS0000

Semester 2

Abroad Year Dummy ENS0060

Year 3 Core (60 Credits) Rhaid treulio blwyddyn yn dilyn cyrsiau Brifysgol yn Iwerddon / You must follow courses from a University in Ireland

Semester 1

Abroad Year Dummy IRS0000

Semester 2

Abroad Year Dummy IRS0060

Final Year Core (30 Credits) Students must take the following modules

Final Year Core (20 Credits) Modern Irish III & IV is compulsory for final year students.

Final Year Options ENGLISH - You should take 40 to 80 credits from the following modules

Semester 1

Undergraduate Dissertation EN30000

Reading Theory / Reading Text EN30120

Elizabethan Drama: Hieronimo To Hamlet EN30220

Victorian Childhoods EN30320

Twentieth Century Welsh Writing In English EN30420

The American Novel In The Nineteenth Century EN37520

Semester 2

Undergraduate Dissertation EN30040

Romantic Eroticism EN30520

Reimagining The World Wars: Contempoary Historical Fictions EN30720

Haunting Texts EN30820

Detective And Crime Fiction EN34620

A Virtuous Vice? Or: The True History Of The English Novel EN37620

American Literature In The Twentieth Century EN39420

Available both years Options 20 credits from the following except only one extended essay can be taken each year

Semester 1

Extended Essay 2 IR22400

Extended Essay 4 IR32900

Semester 2

Llên Geltaidd Gymharol GC33010

Extended Essay 2 IR22410

Extended Essay 4 IR32910

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