EKIA412 Classics Reading Circle (4 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



On this course, students will familiarize themselves with ‘classic’ British novels, while overviewing four eras in British cultural and literary history.

Completion methods

Lectures, reading (at home), in-class group discussion (students will work in groups of 4 or 5, i.e. their ‘reading circles’), and a final written exam.

Assessment details

Based on active class participation (83% attendance) and a written exam at the end of the course.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course students will be able to:

- understand major trends and developments within British cultural and literary history
- relate the themes and features of ‘classic’ British novels to their sociocultural and historical contexts
- interpret and analyze the novels, applying a variety of approaches to literary criticism

Description of prerequisites

EKIP403 Introduction to Literary Studies.

Study materials

In groups, students will select 3 or 4 classic novels from different eras in British literary history.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods
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