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Study English and Linguistics at Otago

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Combine English and Linguistics in a specialised major.

For details about each of the subjects, see the subject pages:

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Qualifications

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Programme requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in English and Linguistics

Level Papers Points
100-level

LING 111  Language and Its Structure

One 100-level ENGL paper (excluding ENGL 126  English for University Purposes)

18

18

200-level

LING 217  What's Behind Language: Sound and Structure

Two 200-level ENGL papers

One further 200-level LING paper (excluding LING 231  TESOL: Guide to Language Teaching)

DHUM 201  Digital Humanities: Method and Critique may be substituted for one 200-level paper

18

36

18

300-level

Two 300-level ENGL papers

Two 300-level LING papers

36

36

Plus

180 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

180
Total   360

Papers

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a selection of on-campus papers will be made available via distance and online learning for eligible students.
Find out which papers are available and how to apply on our COVID-19 website

ENGL papers

Paper code Year Title Points Teaching period
ENGL120 2023 Creative Writing: How to Captivate and Persuade 18 points Semester 1
ENGL121 2023 English Literature: The Remix 18 points Semester 1
ENGL126 2023 English for University Purposes 18 points Semester 2
ENGL127 2023 Effective Writing 18 points Semester 1, Semester 2
ENGL128 2023 Effective Communication 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL131 2023 Controversial Classics 18 points Semester 2
ENGL216 2023 A Topic in English Language 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL217 2023 Creative Writing: Poetry 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL218 2023 Shakespeare: Stage, Page and Screen 18 points Semester 2
ENGL219 2023 Poetry and Music 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL220 2023 Creative Writing: Reading for Writers 18 points Semester 1
ENGL222 2023 Contemporary American Fiction 18 points Semester 1
ENGL223 2023 Fantasy and the Imagination 18 points Summer School
ENGL227 2023 Essay and Feature Writing 18 points Semester 1
ENGL228 2023 Writing for the Professions 18 points Semester 2
ENGL233 2023 Literary Theory: From Marxism to Ecocriticism 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL241 2023 Irish-Scots Gothic and the Gothic as Genre 18 points Semester 1
ENGL242 2023 New Zealand Literature: Connecting Worlds 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL243 2023 Tartan Noir: Scottish Crime Fiction 18 points Semester 1
ENGL251 2023 Special Topic: Creative Writing for Games and Interactive Media 18 points Semester 2
ENGL254 2023 Magic and Treachery in Medieval Literature 18 points Semester 2
ENGL311 2023 Renaissance Literature 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL312 2023 Literature in the Age of Invention 18 points Semester 1
ENGL313 2023 Victorian Literature 18 points Semester 2
ENGL319 2023 Modern and Contemporary Poetry 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL320 2023 Advanced Creative Writing 18 points Semester 2
ENGL323 2023 Fantasy and the Imagination (Advanced) 18 points Summer School
ENGL327 2023 The Essay: Creative Non-Fiction 18 points Semester 2
ENGL332 2023 Postcolonial Literatures 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL334 2023 Textuality and Visuality 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL335 2023 Romantic Literature 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL337 2023 Creative Writing: Travel Narratives 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL340 2023 Modernism: Joyce 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL341 2023 Irish-Scots Gothic and the Gothic as Genre 18 points Semester 1
ENGL342 2023 Digital Literature: Technologies of Storytelling 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL350 2023 Special Topic: Contemporary Irish and Scottish Poetry 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL351 2023 Special Topic: 21st Century Fiction: Reading Today's World 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL353 2023 Reading Minds: Literature and Psychology 18 points Semester 1
ENGL354 2023 Monsters and Monstrosity in Medieval Literature 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL368 2023 Engaging Literary Stories 18 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL404 2023 A Topic in English Language 20 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL454 2023 Medieval Misogyny: Subverting the Antifeminist Tradition 20 points Semester 1
ENGL465 2023 A Topic in New Zealand Literature 20 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL467 2023 Special Topic: Storyworlds and Cognition 20 points Full Year
ENGL469 2023 Writing Revolutions: How Modernism Changed the World 20 points Full Year
ENGL471 2023 A Topic in Romanticism 20 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL473 2023 A Topic in 19th Century Literature 20 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL474 2023 Special Topic 20 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL476 2023 A Topic in English Literature 1660-1800 20 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL477 2023 A Topic in American Literature 20 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL478 2023 A Topic in Postcolonial Literatures 20 points Not offered in 2023
ENGL490 2023 Dissertation 60 points Full Year
ENGL590 2023 Research Dissertation 60 points 1st Non standard period, 2nd Non standard period

LING papers

Paper code Year Title Points Teaching period
LING103 2023 Language Myths 18 points Not offered in 2023
LING111 2023 A World of Languages 18 points Semester 1
LING140 2023 Language, Brain, and Being Human 18 points Semester 2
LING217 2023 What's Behind Language: Sound and Structure 18 points Semester 1
LING230 2023 Interaction and Identity in Context 18 points Semester 2
LING231 2023 TESOL: Guide to Language Teaching 18 points Semester 1
LING314 2023 Morphosyntax: Diversity and Unity 18 points Semester 2
LING317 2023 Child and Adult Language Development 18 points Semester 1
LING330 2023 Interaction and Identity in Context 18 points Semester 2
LING331 2023 Advanced TESOL: Branching Out 18 points Semester 2
LING332 2023 TESOL in Action: Teaching Practice 18 points Semester 2
LING342 2023 Laboratory Phonology 18 points Semester 1
LING390 2023 Research Essay 18 points Semester 1, Semester 2
LING415 2023 Psycholinguistics 20 points Semester 1
LING421 2023 Special Topic: Computer Assisted Language Learning 20 points Not offered in 2023
LING422 2023 Special Topic 3 20 points Not offered in 2023
LING424 2023 Linguistic Fieldwork 20 points Semester 2
LING432 2023 TESOL in Action: Teaching Practice 20 points Semester 2
LING433 2023 Sociocultural Language Topics 20 points Semester 1
LING440 2023 Advanced Topic in Linguistics 20 points Semester 1, Semester 2
LING490 2023 Dissertation 60 points Full Year
LING495 2023 Thesis Preparation 40 points Full Year
LING590 2023 Research Dissertation 60 points 1st Non standard period, 2nd Non standard period

Key information for future students

Contact us

English and Linguistics Programme
School of Arts
Email english@otago.ac.nz
Web otago.ac.nz/english-linguistics