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English Department

Guided Reading in Literary Studies (3 ECTS)



Bachelor Major (120 ECTS)

Course Type(s)

Self-Study Module

Module Group Other Curricular Modules


one-semester module, offered each semester


  • oral exam
  • pass/fail                                                 

Language of Instruction

Prerequisites Students are required to have passed "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction," and "Literature in Context: History and Theory"
Content This module is aimed at advanced Bachelor students with a strong academic record in literary studies. Students must prepare a suggestion for a clearly defined research topic - including a tentative list of primary and secondary texts - and submit this list to the instructor (prior to the end of the cancellation period). The instructor advises the student on whether or not the project is feasible. If so, the instructor will provide additional guidance, facilitating the student's effort to reach a level of considerable expertise on the topic of his or her choice.
Learning outcomes Students are able to: (a) select a reasonably representative sample of primary texts on the topic of their choice; (b) find relevant secondary literature on the topic (with some guidance by the instructor); (c) present the key findings and controversies surrounding their topic, using examples from the corpus of primary texts; (d) highlight and comment on intertextual relations between the individual texts from their corpus.