In both Literature and Media, we are concerned with how texts and different forms of popular culture are formed by and have an impact upon the world around them. You will investigate the styles, techniques and artistic decisions behind these texts. However, you will also always be thinking about their relevance to the political, social and historical contexts they are part of.
On your literature modules you will have the opportunity to choose from a varied selection of periods and genres. You will not study only well known classics, you will also expand your understanding by going beyond the canon to hear from voices on the margins of literary tradition.
In your Media modules you will broaden your knowledge further by engaging with many different forms of media. You will investigate the history, nature and impact of media. As with our literature modules, you will go beyond a traditional western view of media to take a global view. You will also reflect on the power dynamics behind contemporary media, and consider how media responds to and impacts on the biggest political and social issues of our time.
There are many opportunities for you to go beyond the classroom and get more from your degree. This might include:
- Getting involved with the writing, publishing and promotion of Neutral magazine
- Attending talks and workshops at the annual York Literature Festival
- Taking part in field trips, which could include an international trip in your final year
If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.