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Study English at Otago

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Overview

Language is power. We use language for the whole range of activities that make us human, from passion to politics; we negotiate through language in every waking moment of our lives. Literature is language at its most effective.

English at Otago is designed to fulfil three main aims: opening up the vast and delightful range of literatures written in English; providing a grasp of the concepts and techniques for analysing texts; and improving communication skills of every kind.

By taking English you will find your perceptions sharpened, your understanding deepened and your enjoyment enhanced - for life. Above all, you will equip yourself for a career in almost any sector of society.

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Contact details

Website: http://www.otago.ac.nz/english

Email: english@otago.ac.nz

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Qualifications

Papers

See the full list of English (ENGL) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in English

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

ENGL 121  English Literature: A Survey; and

One of
ENGL 127  Effective Writing,
ENGL 128  Effective Communication,
ENGL 131  Controversial Classics,
LING 111  Language and its Structure.

18

18

200-level

Three 200-level ENGL papers

EURO 202  The Culture of the European City may be substituted for one 200-level ENGL paper

54
300-level

Four 300-level ENGL papers

EURO 302  The Culture of the European City may be substituted for one 300-level ENGL paper

72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in English

Papers

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in English

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in English is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Master of Arts (MA) in English

  • Thesis: ENGL 5

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Minor Subject Requirements

English as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) or Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

Two of
ENGL 121  English Literature: A Survey,
ENGL 127  Effective Writing,
ENGL 128  Effective Communication,
ENGL 131  Controversial Classics.

36

200-levelTwo 200-level ENGL papers

36

300-level

One 300-level ENGL paper

Note: EURO 202 or EURO 302 may be substituted for one 100- or 200-level ENGL paper

18
Total 90

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