Bachelor Major in English (120 ECTS): Sample Timetables

Disclaimer: The applicable legal regulations can be found in the framework ordinance (Rahmenverordnung) and the program regulation (Studienordnung) for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The information below is for illustrative purposes only and should be regarded as a recommendation. In case of any contradictions between this document and the legal regulations or between the German version and a translation, only the legal regulations or the German version, respectively, have legal bearing.

Preliminary Remarks

The following sample timetables suggest some of the ways in which one can study the Bachelor Major in English Literature and Linguistics (120 ECTS).

There are three examples for students who study full-time and who intend to complete their studies in six semesters. In addition, there are two examples for part-time students with a two-third workload (i.e. 66.7%).

Note: None of these sample timetables are binding; they are intended as examples or 'templates.'

 

Full-Time Students: Three Examples

Important: It is not mandatory to complete one's studies in six semesters. In fact, even full-time students may want to plan with six to seven semesters of study, to allow for some flexibility in their study plan.

Sample Timetable for Full-Time Students (Example 1)

  • We strongly recommend that students start their studies in the fall semester.
  • In the case of two-semester modules, the total number of ECTS points is 'spread out' over two semesters.
  • While it is possible to go abroad at any point after the first two semesters, the 'template' semester for a stay abroad is semester 5. Please consult the Study Abroad section of the ES website for more details.
  • The final semester is not ideal for a stay abroad.
Sem. Modules ECTS Total
1

English Literature: Textual Analysis (I)

Introduction to English Linguistics (I)

Language Skills & Culture: Introduction (I)

3 (of 9)

6 (of 9)

6 (of 12)

 

 15

2

- English Literature: Textual Analysis (II)

- Introduction to English Linguistics (II)

- Language Skills & Culture: Introduction (II)

6 (of 9)

3 (of 9)

6 (of 12)

 

 15

3

Literature in Context: History & Theory (I)

History of Engl. 1: Focus on Old English

Writing Skills and Media Analysis

- 1st of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (I)*

3 (of 6)

6

6

3 (of 6)

 

 18

4

- Literature in Context: History & Theory (II)

History of Engl. 2: Focus on Middle English

- 1st of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (II)

- 2nd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (I)*

- 1st of 2 Bachelor Seminar Linguistics (I)**

3 (of 6)

6

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

 

 

 18

5

- 2nd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (II)

- 1st of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (II)

- 3rd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (I)*

- 2nd of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (I)**

- Lecture Literature, Linguistics, or LSC

- free choice from any module group

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3

9

 

 

 24

6

- 3rd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (II)

- 2nd of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (II)

Writing Skills & Media Analysis: Explorations

  (or Writing Skills & Media Analysis: Focus)

- free choice from any module group

Bachelor Thesis

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

6

 

3

15

 

 

 30

      120

* i.e. students are required to take at least 3 of the following 10 Bachelor Seminars in Literature:

Literary and Cultural Analysis: (Post-)Colonial Perspectives (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Identities (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Intermediality (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Introduction to Theory (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Texts and Their Afterlives (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: Cultural Contexts (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: Genres and Themes in Literature and Culture (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: Renaissance and Early Modern Period (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: The Long Nineteenth Century (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: The Long Twentieth Century (6 ECTS)

** i.e. students are required to take at least 2 of the following 5 Bachelor Seminars in English Linguistics:

Focus on Language and the Mind (6 ECTS)

Focus on Language Structure (6 ECTS)

Focus on Language Use (6 ECTS)

Focus on Variation and Change (6 ECTS)

Focus on Phonetics and Phonology (6 ECTS)

Sample Timetable for Full-Time Students (Example 2)

  • We strongly recommend that students start their studies in the fall semester.
  • In the case of two-semester modules, the total number of ECTS points is 'spread out' over two semesters.
  • While it is possible to go abroad at any point after the first two semesters, the 'template' semester for a stay abroad is semester 5. Please consult the Study Abroad section of the ES website for more details.
  • The final semester is not ideal for a stay abroad.
Sem. Modules ECTS Total
1

English Literature: Textual Analysis (I)

Introduction to English Linguistics (I)

Language Skills & Culture: Introduction (I)

3 (of 9)

6 (of 9)

6 (of 12)

 

 15

2

- English Literature: Textual Analysis (II)

- Introduction to English Linguistics (II)

- Language Skills & Culture: Introduction (II)

6 (of 9)

3 (of 9)

6 (of 12)

 

 15

3

Literature in Context: History & Theory (I)

History of Engl. 1: Focus on Old English

Writing Skills and Media Analysis

- 1st of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (I)**

3 (of 6)

6

6

3 (of 6)

 

 18

4

- Literature in Context: History & Theory (II)

History of Engl. 2: Focus on Middle English

- 1st of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (II)

- 1st of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (I)*

- 2nd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (I)*

3 (of 6)

6

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

 

 

 18

5

- 1st of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (II)

- 2nd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (II)

- 3rd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (I)*

- 2nd of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (I)**

- free choice from any module group

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

12

 

 

 24

6

- 3rd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (II)

- 2nd of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (II)

Writing Skills & Media Analysis: Explorations

  (or Writing Skills & Media Analysis: Focus)

- Lecture Literature, Linguistics, or LSC

Bachelor Thesis

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

6

 

3

15

 

 

 30

      120

* i.e. students are required to take at least 3 of the following 10 Bachelor Seminars in Literature:

Literary and Cultural Analysis: (Post-)Colonial Perspectives (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Identities (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Intermediality (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Introduction to Theory (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Texts and Their Afterlives (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: Cultural Contexts (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: Genres and Themes in Literature and Culture (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: Renaissance and Early Modern Period (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: The Long Nineteenth Century (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: The Long Twentieth Century (6 ECTS)

** i.e. students are required to take at least 2 of the following 5 Bachelor Seminars in English Linguistics:

Focus on Language and the Mind (6 ECTS)

Focus on Language Structure (6 ECTS)

Focus on Language Use (6 ECTS)

Focus on Variation and Change (6 ECTS)

Focus on Phonetics and Phonology (6 ECTS)

 

Sample Timetable for Full-Time Students (Example 3)

  • We strongly recommend that students start their studies in the fall semester.
  • In the case of two-semester modules, the total number of ECTS points is 'spread out' over two semesters.
  • While it is possible to go abroad at any point after the first two semesters, the 'template' semester for a stay abroad is semester 5. (Note: Not all UZH partner universities offer courses in Linguistics as well as in Literature.) Please consult the Study Abroad section of the ES website for more details.
  • The final semester is not ideal for a stay abroad.
Sem. Modules ECTS Total
1

English Literature: Textual Analysis (I)

Introduction to English Linguistics (I)

Language Skills & Culture: Introduction (I)

3 (of 9)

6 (of 9)

6 (of 12)

 

 15

2

- English Literature: Textual Analysis (II)

- Introduction to English Linguistics (II)

- Language Skills & Culture: Introduction (II)

6 (of 9)

3 (of 9)

6 (of 12)

 

 15

3

Literature in Context: History & Theory (I)

History of Engl. 1: Focus on Old English

Writing Skills and Media Analysis

- 1st of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (I)*

3 (of 6)

6

6

3 (of 6)

 

 18

4

- Literature in Context: History & Theory (II)

- 1st of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (II)

History of Engl. 2: Focus on Middle English

Writing Skills & Media Analysis: Explorations

  (or Writing Skills & Media Analysis: Focus)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

6

6

 

 

 

 18

5

- 2nd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (I)*

- 3rd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (I)*

- 1st of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (I)**

- 2nd of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (I)**

- free choice from any module group

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

12

 

 

 24

6

- 2nd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (II)

- 3rd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (II)

- 1st of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (II)

- 2nd of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (II)

- Lecture Literature, Linguistics, or LSC

Bachelor Thesis

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3

15

 

 

 30

      120

* i.e. students are required to take at least 3 of the following 10 Bachelor Seminars in Literature:

Literary and Cultural Analysis: (Post-)Colonial Perspectives (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Identities (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Intermediality (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Introduction to Theory (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Texts and Their Afterlives (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: Cultural Contexts (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: Genres and Themes in Literature and Culture (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: Renaissance and Early Modern Period (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: The Long Nineteenth Century (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: The Long Twentieth Century (6 ECTS)

** i.e. students are required to take at least 2 of the following 5 Bachelor Seminars in English Linguistics:

Focus on Language and the Mind (6 ECTS)

Focus on Language Structure (6 ECTS)

Focus on Language Use (6 ECTS)

Focus on Variation and Change (6 ECTS)

Focus on Phonetics and Phonology (6 ECTS)

 

 

Part-Time Students: Two Examples

Important: While there is no minimum number of credits per semester, a workload of 60% or more is recommended. (The examples below are for a two-thirds workload.)

Sample Timetable for Part-Time Students: 66.7% (Example 1)

  • We strongly recommend that students start their studies in the fall semester.
  • In the case of two-semester modules, the total number of ECTS points is 'spread out' over two semesters.
  • A full-time workload is 30 ECTS per semester (Major and Minor combined). However, students are free to reduce the workload per semester, thus allowing for part-time study (i.e. there is no minimum number of credits required per semester).
  • The total number of credits for a 66.7% workload is c. 20 ECTS per semester (Major and Minor combined).
  • As the overall requirements for the Bachelor degree stay the same (180 ECTS), taking fewer credits per semester means that one will need more time to complete one's studies.
  • Depending on the requirements of your Minor, the template below will have to be adjusted.
  • Students should not go abroad in their first two semesters or in the final semester of their Bachelor studies. Please consult the Study Abroad section of the ES website for more details.
Sem. Modules ECTS Total
1

English Literature: Textual Analysis (I)

Language Skills & Culture: Introduction (I)

3 (of 9)

6 (of 12)

 

 9

2 - English Literature: Textual Analysis (II)

- Language Skills & Culture: Introduction (II)

6 (of 9)

6 (of 12)

 

 12

3

Introduction to English Linguistics (I)

Literature in Context: History & Theory (I)

- 1st of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (I)*

6 (of 9)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

 

 12

4

- Introduction to English Linguistics (II)

- Literature in Context: History & Theory (II)

- 1st of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (II)

- Lecture Literature, Linguistics, or LSC

3 (of 9)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3

 

 12

5

History of Engl. 1: Focus on Old English

Writing Skills and Media Analysis

6

6

 

 12

6

History of Engl. 2: Focus on Middle English

- 1st of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (I)**

- 2nd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (I)*

6

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

 

 

 12

7

- 1st of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (II)

- 2nd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (II)

- 2nd of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (I)**

- 3rd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (I)*

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

 

 

 12

8

- 2nd of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (II)

- 3rd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (II)

Writing Skills & Media Analysis: Explorations

  (or Writing Skills & Media Analysis: Focus)

- free choice from any module group

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

 

6

6

 

 

 18

9

- free choice from any module group

Bachelor Thesis

6

15

 

 21

      120

* i.e. students are required to take at least 3 of the following 10 Bachelor Seminars in Literature:

Literary and Cultural Analysis: (Post-)Colonial Perspectives (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Identities (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Intermediality (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Introduction to Theory (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Texts and Their Afterlives (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: Cultural Contexts (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: Genres and Themes in Literature and Culture (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: Renaissance and Early Modern Period (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: The Long Nineteenth Century (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: The Long Twentieth Century (6 ECTS)

** i.e. students are required to take at least 2 of the following 5 Bachelor Seminars in English Linguistics:

Focus on Language and the Mind (6 ECTS)

Focus on Language Structure (6 ECTS)

Focus on Language Use (6 ECTS)

Focus on Variation and Change (6 ECTS)

Focus on Phonetics and Phonology (6 ECTS)

Sample Timetable for Part-Time Students: 66.7% (Example 2)

  • We strongly recommend that students start their studies in the fall semester.
  • In the case of two-semester modules, the total number of ECTS points is 'spread out' over two semesters.
  • A full-time workload is 30 ECTS per semester (Major and Minor combined). However, students are free to reduce the workload per semester, thus allowing for part-time study (i.e. there is no minimum number of credits required per semester).
  • The total number of credits for a 66.7% workload is c. 20 ECTS per semester (Major and Minor combined).
  • As the overall requirements for the Bachelor degree stay the same (180 ECTS), taking fewer credits per semester means that one will need more time to complete one's studies.
  • Depending on the requirements of your Minor, the template below will have to be adjusted.
  • Students should not go abroad in their first two semesters or in the final semester of their Bachelor studies. Please consult the Study Abroad section of the ES website for more details.
Sem. Modules ECTS Total
1

Introduction to English Linguistics (I)

Language Skills & Culture: Introduction (I)

6 (of 9)

6 (of 12)

 

 12

2 - Introduction to English Linguistics (II)

- Language Skills & Culture: Introduction (II)

3 (of 9)

6 (of 12)

 

 9

3

English Literature: Textual Analysis (I)

History of Engl. 1: Focus on Old English

- Lecture Literature, Linguistics, or LSC

3 (of 9)

6

3

 

 12

4

- English Literature: Textual Analysis (II)

History of Engl. 2: Focus on Middle English

6 (of 9)

6

 

 12

5

Literature in Context: History & Theory (I)

Writing Skills and Media Analysis

- 1st of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (I)**

3 (of 6)

6

3 (of 6)

 

 12

6

- Literature in Context: History & Theory (II)

- 1st of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (II)

- 1st of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (I)*

- 2nd of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (I)**

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

 

 

 12

7

- 2nd of 2 Bachelor Seminars Linguistics (II)

- 1st of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (II)

- 2nd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (I)*

- free choice from any module group

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

3

 

 

 12

8

- 2nd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (II)

- 3rd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (I)*

Writing Skills & Media Analysis: Explorations

  (or Writing Skills & Media Analysis: Focus)

- free choice from any module group

3 (of 6)

3 (of 6)

 

6

6

 

 

 18

9

- 3rd of 3 Bachelor Seminars Literature (II)

- free choice from any module group

Bachelor Thesis

3 (of 6)

3

15

 

 21

      120

* i.e. students are required to take at least 3 of the following 10 Bachelor Seminars in Literature:

Literary and Cultural Analysis: (Post-)Colonial Perspectives (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Identities (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Intermediality (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Introduction to Theory (6 ECTS)

Literary and Cultural Analysis: Texts and Their Afterlives (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: Cultural Contexts (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: Genres and Themes in Literature and Culture (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: Renaissance and Early Modern Period (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: The Long Nineteenth Century (6 ECTS)

Literary Histories: The Long Twentieth Century (6 ECTS)

** i.e. students are required to take at least 2 of the following 5 Bachelor Seminars in English Linguistics:

Focus on Language and the Mind (6 ECTS)

Focus on Language Structure (6 ECTS)

Focus on Language Use (6 ECTS)

Focus on Variation and Change (6 ECTS)

Focus on Phonetics and Phonology (6 ECTS)