Programme Structure

AY2011-2012 Intake | AY2013 Intake | AY2014 Intake​ | AY2015-2017 Intake | AY2018 Intake​
AY2019 Intake onwards​

BA (Hons) in English (AY2011-2012 Intake)


TABLE A: Core (29 AU)​ ​ ​
​Course Code & Title ​ ​AUs
​HL1001   Introduction to the Study of Literature 3​ ​
​HL1002   Survey of English Literature I 3​ ​
​HL1003   Survey of English Literature II 3​ ​
​HL1005   Singapore Literature & Culture I ​3
​HL1007   Classical Literature ​3
​HL2024 ​  Approaches to Literature ​3
​HL2038   Introduction to American Literature ​3
​HL4099   Graduation Essay (FYP) 8
TABLE B: Major Prescribed Electives (40 AUs)

Ch​oose at least THREE from Category A.
ONE each from Categories B to G and the remaining 3 from any category.
(At least FOUR courses must be of HL4XXX).

Category A: Period Studies​ ​
HL2001   ​Medieval Literature ​3
​HL2002   Renaissance Literature ​3
​HL2003   Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature ​3
​HL2004   Sensibility and Romanticism ​3
​HL2005   Victorian Literature ​3
​HL2006   Modernism ​3
​HL2007   Contemporary Literature and Culture ​3
​Category B: Asian Literature and Culture ​
HL2008   Singapore Literature and Culture II ​3
​HL2009   Southeast Asian Literature and Culture ​3
​HL2010   East Asian Literature ​3
​HL2011   Representations of Asia ​3
​HL2012   Asian-American Literature ​3
​HL2013   British-Asian Literature ​3
​HL2014   Urban Culture Asia 3
​Category C: Film & Theatre ​
HL2026   Reading Drama ​3
​HL2037   History of Film ​3
​HL3001   Film Theory ​3
​HL3002   Film, Politics and Ethics ​3
​HL3003   Film & Literature ​3
​HL3004   World Cinema ​3
​HL3006   Modern Drama ​3
​HL3033   The World of Musicals and Intercultural Theatre ​3
​HL4012   Advanced Studies in Drama ​4
​HL4014   Advanced Studies in Film​​ ​4
​HL4042   Being Human in Film and Literature ​4
​Category D: World Literature ​
HL2022   South Asian Literature ​3
​HL2032   African Literature ​3
​HL3007   Postcolonial Literature ​3
​HL3008   Postcolonial Women's Writing ​3
​HL3009   Comparative Literature ​3
​HL3010   European Literature ​3
​HL3014   Latin American Literature ​3
​HL3034   Irish Literature ​3
​HL3042   Gothic Literature​ ​3
​HL4030   Scottish Literature 4
​HL4031   Comparative Literature 4
​Category E: Literary and Cultural Theory ​
HL3016   Gender and Sexuality Studies ​3
​HL3040   Gender and Diversity ​3
​HL4005   Literary Criticism ​4
​HL4006   Reading Texts: Advanced Critical Theory ​4
​HL4008   Postcolonial Studies ​4
​HL4009   Popular Literature and Culture ​4
​HL4010   Feminist Studies ​4
​Category F: Specific Interest subjects ​
​HI3001    1984:Past, Present, Prophecy​
HL2015   War in Literature and Film ​3
​HL2016   Literature and Madness ​3
​HL2017   Directed Study ​3
​HL2018   Fantasy Fictions ​3
​HL2020   Creative Writing Workshop ​3
​HL2021   Literature of Empire ​3
​HL2025   Readings in Poetry ​3
​HL2036   Virgins and Vixens ​3
​HL2039    Theatre Workshop ​3
​HL3011   Science Fiction: Origins to Parody ​3
​HL3012   The Discourse of Love ​3
​HL3013   Postmodernism ​3
​HL3017   The Rise of the Novel ​3
​HL3023   Literature and the Arts ​3
​HL3024   Contemporary Women's Writing ​3
​HL3029   Imagining King Arthur ​3
​HL3030   Major Author Study: Shakespeare ​3
​HL3035   Magical Realism ​3
​HL3039   Major Author Study: Samuel Beckett ​3
​HL3090   Special Topic in Literature II​ ​3
​HL4002   Major Author Study: Chaucer 4
​HL4011   Modern Poetry 4
​HL4013   Advanced Study in Literature & Culture 4
​HL4015   Advanced Studies in Medieval Literature 4
HL4016   Advanced Studies in Renaissance Literature 4
​HL4017   Advanced Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature 4
HL4018   Advanced Studies in Romanticism 4
​HL4019   Advanced Studies in Victorian Literature 4
​HL4020   Advanced Studies in Modernist Literature 4
​HL4024  Advanced Studies in Contemporary Literature ​​4
​HL4028   Science and Literature 4
​HL4033   Major Author Study: James Joyce 4
​HL4036   Literature and Medicine ​4
​HL4037   Writing the Self ​4
​HL4039   Advanced Studies in Children's Literature​ ​4
​HL4041   Studies in Art Criticism and Culture​
​HL4090   Special Topic in Literature III ​4
​Category G: American Literature and Culture ​
HL2027   Early American Literature ​3
​HL2028   Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture ​3
​HL2029   American Modernism ​3
​HL2030   Post 1945 American Literature and Culture ​3
​HL3020   Ethnic American Literature ​3
​HL4023   Advanced Studies in Twentieth-Century American Literature ​4

General Education Requirements


Category ​Course Code and Title ​AU
​Communication Skills ​(Year 1) ​HW0103 Introduction to Critical Writing ​3
​HW0223 Essay Writing: Crafting an Argument ​3
​Singapore Studies (Year 2) ​Please check semester's course offerings under this sub category ​3

Environmental Sustainability
(Year 3)

​Please check semester's course offerings under this sub category ​3
GER Prescribed Electives (15 AUs)
Students to choose 5 courses from 4 categories of studies with at least 1 course from each category.
  • Science, Technology and Society (STS)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS)
  • Business and Management (BM)
  • Liberal Studies (LS)
    GER - Unrestricted Electives (UEs) (30 AUs)
    There are no restrictions on the selection of courses to make up unrestricted electives. Students can choose any of the following:
    • Complete a Minor in another discipline.
    • Earn AUs under an International Exchange programme.
    • Earn AUs under the optional Professional Attachment programme offered under HSS.
    • Any course offered by any School as long as the pre-requisites are satisfied

Requirements for Graduation

Core ​29 AUs
Major Prescribed Electives ​40 AUs
​GER Core ​12 AUs
GER Prescribed Electives ​15 AUs
Unrestricted Electives ​30 AUs
​Total 126 AUs

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