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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

ENGL papers

Paper code Year Title Points Teaching period
ENGL120 2021 Creative Writing: How to Captivate and Persuade 18 points First Semester
ENGL121 2021 English Literature: The Remix 18 points First Semester
ENGL126 2021 English for University Purposes 18 points Second Semester
ENGL127 2021 Effective Writing 18 points Second Semester, Summer School
ENGL128 2021 Effective Communication 18 points First Semester
ENGL131 2021 Controversial Classics 18 points Second Semester
ENGL216 2021 A Topic in English Language 18 points Not offered in 2021
ENGL217 2021 Creative Writing: Poetry 18 points Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022
ENGL218 2021 Shakespeare: Stage, Page and Screen 18 points Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022
ENGL219 2021 Poetry and Music 18 points First Semester
ENGL220 2021 Creative Writing: Reading for Writers 18 points First Semester
ENGL222 2021 Contemporary American Fiction 18 points Second Semester
ENGL223 2021 Fantasy and the Imagination 18 points Summer School
ENGL227 2021 Essay and Feature Writing 18 points First Semester
ENGL228 2021 Writing for the Professions 18 points Second Semester
ENGL233 2021 Literary Theory: From Marxism to Ecocriticism 18 points Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022
ENGL240 2021 Modernism: Joyce 18 points Not offered in 2021
ENGL241 2021 Irish-Scots Gothic and the Gothic as Genre 18 points First Semester
ENGL242 2021 New Zealand Literature: Connecting Worlds 18 points First Semester
ENGL243 2021 Tartan Noir: Scottish Crime Fiction 18 points Second Semester
ENGL251 2021 Special Topic: Word and Image: The Graphic Novel 18 points Not offered in 2021
ENGL311 2021 Renaissance Literature 18 points Not offered in 2021
ENGL312 2021 Literature in the Age of Invention 18 points Second Semester
ENGL313 2021 Victorian Literature 18 points Second Semester
ENGL319 2021 Modern and Contemporary Poetry 18 points Not offered, expected to be offered in 2023
ENGL320 2021 Advanced Creative Writing 18 points Second Semester
ENGL323 2021 Fantasy and the Imagination (Advanced) 18 points Summer School
ENGL327 2021 The Essay: Creative Non-Fiction 18 points Second Semester
ENGL332 2021 Postcolonial Literatures 18 points First Semester
ENGL334 2021 Textuality and Visuality 18 points First Semester
ENGL335 2021 Romantic Literature 18 points Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022
ENGL337 2021 Creative Writing: Travel Narratives 18 points Not offered in 2021
ENGL340 2021 Modernism: Joyce 18 points Not offered in 2021
ENGL341 2021 Irish-Scots Gothic and the Gothic as Genre 18 points First Semester
ENGL342 2021 Digital Literature: Technologies of Storytelling 18 points Not offered in 2021
ENGL350 2021 Special Topic: Contemporary Irish and Scottish Poetry 18 points Not offered in 2021
ENGL351 2021 Special Topic: 21st Century Fiction: Reading Today's World 18 points Not offered in 2021
ENGL353 2021 Reading Minds: Literature and Psychology 18 points Second Semester
ENGL368 2021 Engaging Literary Stories 18 points First Semester
ENGL404 2021 A Topic in English Language 20 points Full Year
ENGL408 2021 Writing the Nation: Fact or Fiction 20 points Not offered in 2021
ENGL465 2021 A Topic in New Zealand Literature 20 points Full Year
ENGL467 2021 Special Topic: Storyworlds and Cognition 20 points Not offered in 2021
ENGL469 2021 A Topic in Modernism 20 points Not offered in 2021
ENGL471 2021 A Topic in Romanticism 20 points Not offered in 2021
ENGL473 2021 A Topic in 19th Century Literature 20 points Not offered in 2021
ENGL474 2021 Special Topic 20 points Not offered in 2021
ENGL476 2021 A Topic in English Literature 1660-1800 20 points Not offered in 2021
ENGL477 2021 A Topic in American Literature 20 points Full Year
ENGL478 2021 A Topic in Postcolonial Literatures 20 points Full Year
ENGL490 2021 Dissertation 60 points Full Year
ENGL590 2021 Research Dissertation 60 points 1st Non standard period, 2nd Non standard period

LING papers

Paper code Year Title Points Teaching period
LING103 2021 Language Myths 18 points Summer School
LING111 2021 A World of Languages 18 points First Semester
LING140 2021 Language, Brain, and Being Human 18 points Second Semester
LING217 2021 What's Behind Language: Sound and Structure 18 points First Semester
LING230 2021 Interaction and Identity in Context 18 points Second Semester
LING231 2021 TESOL: Guide to Language Teaching 18 points First Semester
LING314 2021 Morphosyntax: Diversity and Unity 18 points Second Semester
LING317 2021 Child and Adult Language Development 18 points First Semester
LING330 2021 Interaction and Identity in Context 18 points Second Semester
LING331 2021 Advanced TESOL: Branching Out 18 points First Semester
LING332 2021 TESOL in Action: Teaching Practice 18 points Second Semester
LING342 2021 Laboratory Phonology 18 points Second Semester
LING390 2021 Research Essay 18 points First Semester, Second Semester
LING415 2021 Psycholinguistics 20 points First Semester
LING421 2021 Special Topic: Computer Assisted Language Learning 20 points Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022
LING422 2021 Special Topic 3 20 points Not offered in 2021
LING424 2021 Linguistic Fieldwork 20 points Second Semester
LING432 2021 TESOL in Action: Teaching Practice 20 points Second Semester
LING433 2021 Sociocultural Language Topics 20 points First Semester
LING490 2021 Dissertation 60 points Full Year
LING590 2021 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