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Degree in English Studies

240 credits - Faculty of Philosophy and Arts

The main aim of the degree programme is to train professionals with a global scientific knowledge of all areas within English Studies and with an ability to continue training to adapt to constantly changing sociocultural and professional settings. The skills and abilities worked on throughout the degree intend to train domestic and international competent students in issues relating to the description and analysis of English language and linguistics, and the main literary and cultural production from the United Kingdom, the United States and other English-speaking countries with increasing importance.

In short, the Degree in English Studies intends to provide core consolidated training to students for them to perform their professional duties in different areas, including education and research, linguistic consulting for businesses and institutions, translation, cultural management and the media. In turn, the programme aims to enable students to go on to further postgraduate training.

Credit Summary

Core Training Mandatory Elective Subjects External Practicum Final Degree Project Total
  60   144   30   *   6 240
* The external placements are included as an elective subject

Work Placements

Six elective credits may be awarded for work placements.

Second Language and Its Literature I and II

Students will be able to choose from German, French and Portuguese to take the first and second year subjects Second Language and Its Literature I and II. The same language shall be taken for both levels.

Subjects

First-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20200 - The Idea of Europe throughout History Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20250 - Visual Culture: Themes and Symbols in the History of Art Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20700 - Introduction to Literary Studies Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20800 - Oral and Written Expression Techniques Core Training 6,0 1st semester
21801 - English Language I Core Training 6,0 English 1st semester
20809 - Second Language and its Literature I (German) Core Training 6,0 German 2nd semester
20880 - Second Language and its Literature I (Portuguese) Core Training 6,0 Portuguese 2nd semester
20900 - Philosophy in the Current World Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21800 - Comprehension and Interpretation of Academic Texts in the English Language Core Training 6,0 English 2nd semester
21802 - English Language II Core Training 6,0 English 2nd semester
21803 - Second Language and its Literature I (French) Core Training 6,0 French 2nd semester
21804 - Cultural Insights into the English-Speaking World I Core Training 6,0 English 2nd semester
Second-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20815 - Second Language And its Literature II (German) Mandatory 6,0 German 1st semester
20881 - Second Language And its Literature II (Portuguese) Mandatory 6,0 Portuguese 1st semester
21805 - English Language III Mandatory 6,0 English 1st semester
21806 - Second Language and its Literature II (French) Mandatory 6,0 French 1st semester
21807 - Introduction to English Linguistics Mandatory 6,0 English 1st semester
21808 - English Literature I: 20th Century Voices Mandatory 6,0 English 1st semester
21809 - Learning to Teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Mandatory 6,0 English 1st semester
21810 - English Language IV Mandatory 6,0 English 2nd semester
21811 - Fundamentals of English Phonology Mandatory 6,0 English 2nd semester
21812 - English Lexicology Mandatory 6,0 English 2nd semester
21813 - Postcolonial Literatures in English Mandatory 6,0 English 2nd semester
21814 - Introduction to Translation Studies Mandatory 6,0 English 2nd semester
Third-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
21815 - English Language V Mandatory 6,0 English 1st semester
21816 - Understanding English Grammar I Mandatory 6,0 English 1st semester
21817 - English Literature II: Romantics and Victorians Mandatory 6,0 English 1st semester
21818 - Cultural Insights into the English-Speaking World II Mandatory 6,0 English 1st semester
21819 - English Language VI Mandatory 6,0 English 2nd semester
21820 - Understanding English Grammar II Mandatory 6,0 English 2nd semester
21821 - Literatures of The United States of America Mandatory 6,0 English 2nd semester
21822 - Applications of English Linguistics and ICT Mandatory 6,0 English 2nd semester
Fourth-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
21823 - English Language VII Mandatory 6,0 English 1st semester
21824 - English Pragmatics and Discourse Mandatory 6,0 English 1st semester
21825 - English Literature III: The Long 18th Century Mandatory 6,0 English 1st semester
21826 - English Language VIII Mandatory 6,0 English 2nd semester
21827 - Origins and Development of the English Language Mandatory 6,0 English 2nd semester
21828 - English Literature IV: From the Origins to Shakespeare Mandatory 6,0 English 2nd semester
21829 - Final Degree Project Final Degree Project 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
Elective subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20867 - Classical Mythology: Persistence and Relevance of Myth Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20870 - Portuguese Culture and Society in the 20th Century Elective 6,0 1st semester
21837 - Literary Translation Elective 6,0 1st semester
21838 - Acquisition of English as a Foreign Language Elective 6,0 English 1st semester
21842 - British Cultural Studies: A Practical Approach Elective 6,0 English 1st semester
21843 - The United States and Globalisation: Literature, Film and Television Elective 6,0 English 1st semester
20801 - Introduction to Latin Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20873 - 20th Century Portuguese Literature Elective 6,0 2nd semester
20882 - Introduction to the Greek Language Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21833 - Translation and Intercultural Mediation in Professional Areas of Tourism: E Elective 6,0 English 2nd semester
21839 - Designing an English as a Foreign Language Course Elective 6,0 English 2nd semester
21845 - Gender and Culture in the English-Speaking World Elective 6,0 English 2nd semester
21846 - Practical Placements Elective 6,0 2nd semester
20868 - Latin Literature: Classical Roots in Modern Literatures Elective 6,0
20869 - Culture and Society in Germany Today Elective 6,0
20871 - French Culture and Society in the 20th Century Elective 6,0
20872 - German and Austrian Literature in the XX Century Elective 6,0
20874 - 20th Century French Literature Elective 6,0
20875 - Francophonie: Postcolonial Identity and Literature Elective 6,0
20876 - The Origins of Nazism. The Holocaust in Literature and Cinema Elective 6,0
20877 - Postcolonial Identity and Literature. Brazilian and PALOP Literature Elective 6,0
20883 - Greek Literature: the Classical Roots of Modern Literature Elective 6,0
21830 - Current Trends in English Language Teaching Elective 6,0
21831 - Introduction to Teaching German as a Foreign Language Elective 6,0
21832 - Introduction to Teaching French as a Foreign Language Elective 6,0
21834 - Translation and Intercultural Mediation in Professional Areas of Tourism: F Elective 6,0
21835 - Translation and Intercultural Mediation in Professional Areas of Tourism: G Elective 6,0
21836 - Translation and Intercultural Mediation in Professional Areas of Tourism: P Elective 6,0
21840 - Literature of the British Isles at the Turn of the Century Elective 6,0
21841 - Postcolonial Studies: Texts and Contexts Elective 6,0
21844 - Studying English Film Elective 6,0

Calendar, specified by time groups

Timetable group Schedule Examinations
Degree in English Studies 1st year G05 schedule examinations