Literature taster

Course Dates: 25/03/23
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Location: Online
Exploring poetry and fiction, come and join this online taster session to find out what makes a literature class at City Lit so special.

The course includes an overview of our literature courses for next term (April-July 2023).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: HLT277

Available start dates 

Sat, day, 25 Mar - 25 Mar '23

Duration: 1 session

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

This online short literature course offers you the opportunity to experience studying poetry and a fiction through class readings and discussion in an informal atmosphere.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Poetry and a short story 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, taking place April - July 2023.

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 fiction and poetry
-Feel more confident about discussing fiction and poetry 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 reading and 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 presentation, reading in class and group discussion.
Reading materials will be emailed to you a few days before the start of the course by the lecturer. Please
read the story and poems in advance to get the most out of the session.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring the reading materials sent to you by the tutor to the online session. Have a pen and paper or a tablet for notetaking.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Look up Literature courses on our website at under History, Culture and Writing/Literature.

Patricia Sweeney

Patricia Sweeney is Programme Coordinator for Literature and Film at City Lit, with specialist teaching interests in American cultural studies, modern and contemporary literature, drama and film adaptation. In addition to her work at City Lit, Patricia has taught literature courses for the Open University and Literature, Drama and Film courses for Birkbeck, University of 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.