Modules and Courses
Part I Modules (first year of study)
We offer three separate Part I subjects:
At Lancaster most students study three subjects at Part I. Of the above three courses, they must take the one (known as their 'major subject') that corresponds to the degree course they applied for, and then choose two further courses during Intro week to make up the total of three. For example, an English Language student must take Part I English Language and then select a further two subjects. An English Language and Literature student must take Part I English Language, Part I English Literature, and then select one further subject.
Many of our major students choose to take a second Part I subject with us, and this is recommended but by no means compulsory. For example, an English Language major has to take Part I English Language but may also select Linguistics or Chinese as a second subject.
Part II Modules (second and third years of study)
Below we list all the courses that are available in the Department at Part II. For further information about course content, pre-requisites and other restrictions, and availability to visiting (exchange) students, please refer to the individual course descriptions.
- CHIN200 Chinese Language 2 (15 credits)
- CHIN201 Chinese Language 3 (15 credits)
- LING202 The Structures of Language (30 credits)
- LING203 English Sounds and Structures (30 credits)
- LING204 Discourse Analysis: Looking at Language in Use (30 credits)
- LING208 Language Acquisition and Language Origins (30 credits)
- LING209 Literacy and Education (15 credits)
- LING218 Language and Pedagogic Practice (15 credits)
- LING210 Stylistics (15 credits)
- LING211 The Language of Advertising (15 credits)
- LING214 Corporate Communication (15 credits)
- LING232 Understanding Media (30 credits)
- LING238 Independent Study (30 credits)
- LING263 Independent Study (15 credits)
- CHIN300 Chinese Language 4 (15 credits)
- CHIN310 Chinese Culture and Society (15 credits)
- LING301 Dissertation (30 credits)
- LING305 Topics in Linguistic Theory (30 credits)
- LING306 Corpus-based English Language Studies (30 credits)
- LING307 Language and Identities: Gender, Ethnicity and Class (30 credits)
- LING313 Language Change in English and Beyond (15 credits)
- LING315 Forensic Linguistics (15 credits)
- LING317 Language in the workplace: Topics in Professional Communication (15 credits)
30-credit courses are taught over 20 weeks (i.e. Terms 1 and 2) and 15-credit courses are taught over 10 weeks (i.e. Term 1 only or Term 2 only). Exactly which courses you may (or must) do depends on the degree scheme you register for.
Staff will help you make your choice near the end of your first year.