KK2018 - This is a test (2017/18)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2017/18, but may be subject to modification|
|Module title||This is a test|
|Module level||Certificate (04)|
|Credit rating for module||15|
|School||School of Social Professions|
|Total study hours||150|
|Running in 2017/18||No instances running in the year|
This module aims to introduce students to traditions and currents in London writing and to examine the ways that the city’s changing economic, social and cultural life is expressed and represented in creative non-fiction, poetry and prose. The module will focus on London’s identity as a world city, a place of migration and of cultural creativity and innovation. The module is divided into three parts where students will be introduced briefly to historical London writing, to creative non-fiction studies of the contemporary city and, the major part of the module, to representations of contemporary London in poetry and creative prose. The module will be delivered in weekly lecture format followed by creative writing workshops and literary critical discussions in seminar.
Students will practise and develop skills central to undergraduate study such as workshopping external creative work, keeping study and creative journals, note-taking, listening, speaking and participation skills for seminar, library and online research strategies, critical approaches to the immersive long read and developing written arguments at length.
The assessment for this module will involve students keeping a digital journal on weblearn and developing this into assignment submissions midway through the module and at the end.
Prior learning requirements
Learning and teaching
At the end of the module you should know how to:
1. discuss key aspects of London’s post-war literary history
2. focus critically on creative and academic writing skills
3. critically respond to creative fiction and non-fiction in terms of argument, theme and form
4. access the range of text and online material available to students
5. keep and develop a study journal that supports the submission of academic and creative work