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Programme structure: Comparative Literatures and Cultures (BA) - what's running in 2021/22

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing, student choice and timetabling constraints.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Faculty of Arts Category Teaching Block
List A:
Comparative Literature: What is it and how can we practise it? MODL10016 20 Mandatory TB-1
Introduction to Visual Cultures MODL10018 20 Mandatory TB-2
List B: Choose 80 CP from the lists below:
Shaping France FREN10008 20 Optional TB-1
Medieval and Renaissance Italy ITAL10034 20 Optional TB-1
Understanding Russia: Critical Approaches RUSS10039 20 Optional TB-4
List D:
Representations: (Re)-Making the World HUMS10011 20 Optional TB-1
Living Religions East THRS10065 20 Optional D TB-2
Modern German Thought and Thinkers GERM10038 20 Optional TB-2
List E:
Representations of Francophone Cultures FREN10013 20 Optional TB-2
Language and Power: Introductions to German History GERM10039 20 Optional TB-2
Introduction to Russian Literature RUSS10037 20 Optional TB-2
List F:
20 CP From Bristol Futures, UWLP, Faculty Wide Units, or choose an additional 20 CP from lists B-E above OPEN 20 Optional
Certificate of Higher Education   120      

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Unit Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes:

  • 40 out of 100 – for level C/4, I/5 & H/6 units
  • 50 out of 100 – for level M/7 units

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