Special Solution for the Reading List

The special solution is open to all 'Bologna 2020 transition' students who will have completed the "History of Literature in English" module but not the "Reading List" by the end of the spring semester 2019.

Important Note: If you do not plan to graduate at the end of the fall semester 2019, we strongly recommend that you take the new module Literature in Context: History and Theory (6 ECTS). This is a two-semester module consisting of a two-hour lecture in the fall and an oral exam at the end of the spring semester. Given that there is no separate exam for the lecture, this is not a 'bad deal' even if you have already done the old history lecture (i.e. you'd still only be doing one additional oral exam, based on the content of the lecture and the new reading list).

How Does It Work?

If you have completed the "History of Literature in English" module and would like to take the old "Reading List" module in the fall 2019, then this is how you can proceed. You will be:

  • able to book the Reading List module in the fall 2019, during the module booking period, using the module booking tool;
  • allowed to do the Reading List exam on the basis of the old reading list - but you can also take the exam on the basis of the new reading list (both available in PDF format at https://www.es.uzh.ch/en/studies/Downloads.html );
  • taking the exam in the last four weeks of term or the first week of January (details to be arranged with the instructors).

The fall semester 2019 is the last semester in which the old module will be offered, except in two cases:

  • students who are abroad in the fall 2019 will be allowed to take the old "Reading List" module (3 ECTS) in the spring 2020, if they need it;
  • students who fail the "Reading List" module in the fall 2019 will be allowed to take the exam again in the spring 2020.

The module will no longer be offered after the spring semester 2020.