Language shapes our world and communicates knowledge. Communication through language and talk is universal across all cultures and has allowed humans to develop thought and share information.
The study of literature allows us to gain deep knowledge of other cultures and to develop analytical skills useful in a range of careers and professions.
This course will enable you to:
- interpret and evaluate works of literature in English using different approaches and from different perspectives
- communicate effectively with others, as well think critically and form reasoned arguments
- gain valuable insights into diverse ways of thinking from different cultures, and deepen your appreciation of the creative resources of the English language
- develop an international perspective on the English language and its cultural history, through a focus on its literature, while pursuing linguistics-related modules
- gain sophisticated insights into human thinking, culture and linguistic creativity that will appeal to a range of employers.
The first two years of this course are shared with the sister degree, BA English Language and Applied Linguistics.