Literature 1 NQ

What is special about this course?

Literature 1 provides an introduction to the study and critical analysis of literary texts from the genres of:

  • Prose fiction
  • Drama
  • Poetry

The skills you will develop during the study of this module are useful for a range of further and higher education courses. 

If achieved in combination with Communication 4, this module can also provide access to university as an alternative to Higher English.

There are three learning outcomes:

  • Critical analysis and essay writing - write a critical analysis essay on a text of your choice (any genre)
  • Critical analysis and essay writing - write a critical analysis essay on a text of your choice (different genre to that used previously)
  • Textual analysis - respond to critical analysis questions in an unseen text (timed/supervised)

How will I study my course?

  • Distance learning

As this module is offered via Distance Learning , it's up to you to decide when and how often you should study.  Ideally, you should designate a certain time slot each week for working on this module as this will help you to develop better time management (a useful skills to take into Higher Education).

The main benefit of studying via Distance Learning is that you can study anywhere you like.  However, you should plan your learning environment carefully as this can have an impact on your success.  Ideally, you will find somewhere that is quiet, comfortable and allows you access to information (such as a library or learning centre).

If you choose to study this module at home, try to set up an area specifically for this purpose (e.g. dining table or desk).  This will help focus your mind on the task in hand and also allows you to separate work and home life.

How long will my course last?

40 Hour

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

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Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

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I want to start in 2021/22

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