I’m not going to give too much detail as to how this works just yet. Only when I’ve successfully registered for all my second-year classes (the link goes to the course outline, year by year) will I try and lay out how it all works in a more comprehensive way (because the Durham English department were not helpful on this one).
Any way, I know you’re on the edge of your seats about this, but I think, I think, I’ve got all my second-year classes picked out and am registered for the English half at least.
This year I didn’t have any control over my modules. Every single one of my six modules (that’s classes, for you American folk) was a mandatory module, and I didn’t get to choose any of them. However, next year, I only have two mandatory ones:
I’m interested in both of these, which is nice. This year has been a bit of a nightmare as I really don’t have any interest in poetry, and I was required to take Intro to Poetry, and I have about as much, or less, interest in Drama, and I had to take Intro to Drama as well. However, just about anything with the term ‘theory’ in it regarding literature, I’m going to be pretty excited about. Also, my favorite class overall this year has been Ethics and Values, so Moral Theory has a double-wammy of ‘stoked-for’ from me.
I’ve just registered for these classes, well, I say classes. One is a module (class) while the other is actually a seminar. I have no idea if I’ve done this right. The first one is a module, the second one is a seminar, and under that are my second and third choices for seminars in case I don’t get my first choice.
I know, I just said I didn’t want to do any more poetry. But the other classes were a hodgepodge of poetry, prose and drama all mixed together. At least with poetry I know what I’m getting. Plus it’s all 20th century.
Initially German Myth and Legend was my first pick, but in terms of where I want my career to go, I thought it better to study these writers rather than a seminar for funsies.
Like I said, I haven’t signed up for these yet. I’m still waiting to hear how I’m supposed to go about it. However, I think they should be pretty good.
Honestly, both of those modules just reek of my interests. Plus the latter is basically my dream medium – philosophical literature. So much so, that I’m trying to design a full project around it…
I know that I’ve already got my six modules/seminars. However, I couldn’t resist when I saw there was an option of an additional foreign language I could be taking. I’ve actually been saying all year that I regretted not trying to get into English Lit with French, or French and Philosophy. I love, love, love French. I miss learning it. And I saw that in the second year you have the option of tacking a language on. So as soon as I find out how, that is exactly what I’m doing.
- Hopefully French 2