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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 2022 Creative Writing: How to Captivate and Persuade 18 points Semester 1
ENGL121 2022 English Literature: The Remix 18 points Semester 1
ENGL126 2022 English for University Purposes 18 points Semester 2
ENGL127 2022 Effective Writing 18 points Semester 2, Summer School
ENGL128 2022 Effective Communication 18 points Semester 1
ENGL131 2022 Controversial Classics 18 points Semester 2
ENGL216 2022 A Topic in English Language 18 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL217 2022 Creative Writing: Poetry 18 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL218 2022 Shakespeare: Stage, Page and Screen 18 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL219 2022 Poetry and Music 18 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL220 2022 Creative Writing: Reading for Writers 18 points Semester 1
ENGL222 2022 Contemporary American Fiction 18 points Semester 2
ENGL223 2022 Fantasy and the Imagination 18 points Summer School
ENGL227 2022 Essay and Feature Writing 18 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL228 2022 Writing for the Professions 18 points Semester 2
ENGL233 2022 Literary Theory: From Marxism to Ecocriticism 18 points Semester 1
ENGL240 2022 Modernism: Joyce 18 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL241 2022 Irish-Scots Gothic and the Gothic as Genre 18 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL242 2022 New Zealand Literature: Connecting Worlds 18 points Semester 1
ENGL243 2022 Tartan Noir: Scottish Crime Fiction 18 points Semester 2
ENGL251 2022 Special Topic: Creative Writing for Games and Interactive Media 18 points Semester 2
ENGL311 2022 Renaissance Literature 18 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL312 2022 Literature in the Age of Invention 18 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL313 2022 Victorian Literature 18 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL319 2022 Modern and Contemporary Poetry 18 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL320 2022 Advanced Creative Writing 18 points Semester 2
ENGL323 2022 Fantasy and the Imagination (Advanced) 18 points Summer School
ENGL327 2022 The Essay: Creative Non-Fiction 18 points Semester 1
ENGL332 2022 Postcolonial Literatures 18 points Semester 1
ENGL334 2022 Textuality and Visuality 18 points Semester 1
ENGL335 2022 Romantic Literature 18 points Semester 1
ENGL337 2022 Creative Writing: Travel Narratives 18 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL340 2022 Modernism: Joyce 18 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL341 2022 Irish-Scots Gothic and the Gothic as Genre 18 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL342 2022 Digital Literature: Technologies of Storytelling 18 points Semester 2
ENGL350 2022 Special Topic: Contemporary Irish and Scottish Poetry 18 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL351 2022 Special Topic: 21st Century Fiction: Reading Today's World 18 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL353 2022 Reading Minds: Literature and Psychology 18 points Semester 2
ENGL354 2022 Monsters and Monstrosity in Medieval Literature 18 points Semester 2
ENGL368 2022 Engaging Literary Stories 18 points Semester 1
ENGL404 2022 A Topic in English Language 20 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL408 2022 Writing the Nation: Fact or Fiction 20 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL465 2022 A Topic in New Zealand Literature 20 points Full Year
ENGL467 2022 Special Topic: Storyworlds and Cognition 20 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL469 2022 A Topic in Modernism 20 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL471 2022 A Topic in Romanticism 20 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL473 2022 A Topic in 19th Century Literature 20 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL474 2022 Special Topic 20 points Not offered in 2022
ENGL476 2022 A Topic in English Literature 1660-1800 20 points Full Year
ENGL477 2022 A Topic in American Literature 20 points Full Year
ENGL478 2022 A Topic in Postcolonial Literatures 20 points Full Year
ENGL490 2022 Dissertation 60 points Full Year
ENGL590 2022 Research Dissertation 60 points 1st Non standard period, 2nd Non standard period

LING papers

Paper code Year Title Points Teaching period
LING103 2022 Language Myths 18 points Not offered in 2022
LING111 2022 A World of Languages 18 points Semester 1
LING140 2022 Language, Brain, and Being Human 18 points Not offered in 2022
LING217 2022 What's Behind Language: Sound and Structure 18 points Semester 1
LING230 2022 Interaction and Identity in Context 18 points Semester 2
LING231 2022 TESOL: Guide to Language Teaching 18 points Semester 1
LING314 2022 Morphosyntax: Diversity and Unity 18 points Semester 2
LING317 2022 Child and Adult Language Development 18 points Semester 1
LING330 2022 Interaction and Identity in Context 18 points Semester 2
LING331 2022 Advanced TESOL: Branching Out 18 points Semester 1
LING332 2022 TESOL in Action: Teaching Practice 18 points Semester 2
LING342 2022 Laboratory Phonology 18 points Semester 2
LING390 2022 Research Essay 18 points Semester 1, Semester 2
LING415 2022 Psycholinguistics 20 points Not offered in 2022
LING421 2022 Special Topic: Computer Assisted Language Learning 20 points Not offered in 2022
LING422 2022 Special Topic 3 20 points Not offered in 2022
LING424 2022 Linguistic Fieldwork 20 points Semester 2
LING432 2022 TESOL in Action: Teaching Practice 20 points Semester 2
LING433 2022 Sociocultural Language Topics 20 points Semester 1
LING440 2022 Advanced Topic in Linguistics 20 points Semester 1
LING490 2022 Dissertation 60 points Full Year
LING495 2022 Thesis Preparation 40 points Full Year
LING590 2022 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