During the History of Art and English (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham, you will explore how visual and textual material interact across a range of historical periods, enriching your understanding of both art and literature.
In year one, you will gain familiarity with the practices of working at degree level in both subjects. In English, you have a choice of three core modules from the areas of English Language and Applied Linguistics, Modern English Literature, Medieval Studies, and Drama and Performance. In history of art, you will be introduced to key issues and methods relating to the study of art history through core introductory modules. You will also take two specialist modules of your choice.
In English, you have a choice of options to develop your interests in at least two areas of the discipline: English Literature, 1500 to present, Language and Linguistics, Medieval Languages and Literatures, and Drama and Performance. In history of art you will take three optional modules, choosing from topics covering the early modern, modern, and contemporary periods..
The final year of the degree (also referred to as Part II) is weighted at 67% of the overall assessment. At the end of year three, you are expected to demonstrate an efficient use of scholarly apparatus, to take initiative in your work and have some independence of judgement. You will have the opportunity to take a dissertation in history of art or English and choose from a wide range of optional modules, specialising in key areas of each subject.
On graduation, you will be able to demonstrate an efficient use of scholarly apparatus and take initiative in your work, and you will have some independence of judgement. You will have acquired a basic knowledge of modern English linguistic and literary studies, including an understanding of either the area of drama or Old English, and will have knowledge of the linguistic, literary, cultural and historical contexts in which literature is written and read. You will also have knowledge and understanding of the role of the visual in past and contemporary societies and cultures.
The degree trains students in visual and critical analysis, historical and theoretical study, object-based research, academic research and advanced writing. Our teaching and assessment methods require students to work collaboratively and independently, and to develop the writing, presentation, and communication skills that are highly valued in competitive work environments.
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