Literature taster: contemporary fiction
Time: 11:00 - 13:30
Location: Keeley Street
Includes information on the Literature programme offering for term three, which runs from April to July 2024.
Course Code: HLT276
Duration: 1 session
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What is the course about?
This taster session course offers you the opportunity to experience studying contemporary fiction, through brief
tutor presentations, reading short passages, and group discussion, in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere.
What will we cover?
A selection of contemporary fiction will be explored, giving you a taste of what it's like to take a Literature course at City Lit.
We will also discuss the Literature programme offering for term three, which runs from April to July 2024.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-Begin to feel more confident about what is involved in the literary study of contemporary fiction
-Feel more confident about discussing fiction with others.
-Find out about courses offered that you may be interested in for further study.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The level of the course is introductory and no previous knowledge or experience of literature is necessary. Anyone
with an interest in discussing literature is welcome.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
A variety of teaching methods will be used, including tutor-led presentations, readings of short extracts, and small and whole group work.
Materials will be emailed to you a few days before the start of the course. Please read these in advance to get the most out of the session. Paper copies will be available on the day.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Materials will be provided by the lecturer.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Options for further study will be discussed in class. Please also look at our website at www.citylit.ac.uk under History, Culture and Writing/literature/fiction.
Patricia Sweeney is Programme Coordinator for Literature at City Lit. She has been working in the university and adult education sectors for over 20 years, with specialist teaching interests in American cultural studies, modern and contemporary British and American fiction, drama and film adaptation. In addition to her work at City Lit, Patricia has taught Literature courses for the Open University, Literature, Drama and Film courses for Birkbeck, University of London and contributed to MA and PGCE courses at the Institute of Education, University College London.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.