British Culture and Society
M4003 British Literature
M4003 British Literature

M4003 British Literature

Welcome to our introductory course on British Literature covering the 15th-20th century.

This course has been designed for you to grasp a foundational level of British literature from its earliest historical period 52AD when the Romans colonised and England came to be known as Britannica. We will be going through each historical period in England covering the major shifts in technology, religion, politics, and language itself to allow us to trace the development of English literature whilst covering key historical dates in England.

Though the course is quite dense with many key historical dates and key works, it has been reduced to pertinent historical events and key works for you to gauge English literature appropriately. It is highly recommended for your own understanding and pursuit of knowledge to read at least one of the key writer’s works from at least one of the historical periods covered to get a fuller understanding of English literature.

General Course Infromation

Course Details

Course Code 4003
Course British Literature
Term SPR SEM 2024
Level 2
Lessons 2
Available for All students

Course Staff

Course Instructor: Keanu Arcadio

Course Timetable

Students will be noticed when the course is open.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • LO1 Demonstrate a basic understanding of the British history.
  • LO2 Define types of literary works in the UK.
  • LO3 List the major historical periods of English literature.
  • LO4 List some British writers and poets during each historical period as well as their works
  • LO5 Illustrate the key features of 1-2 major British literature movements.

Learning Resouces

This course may include additional learning materials from the instructor. You may find them attached alongside your lesson videos.


Policy on course assessment is based on the following four principles:

  1. Assessment must encourage learning activities and improve learning methods.
  2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
  3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable.
  4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

Assessment Summary

# Task Credit
1 Lesson Video 25
2 Assignments 50
4 Quiz 25

Assessment Detail

Assessment 1: Attendance

Credit: 25

Assessment on attendance is determined by the total viewing duration in a lesson. For example, to get 25 credits, a 40-minute long lesson video requires a minimum viewing duration of 160 minutes.

Assessment 2: Assignments

Credit: 50

Task: You need to complete a total of 10 questions which come in various forms, including but not limited to cloze, multiple choice, or TRUE/FALSE questions. You will have 3 opportunities to answer each question before your final submission.

Assessment 3: Quiz

Credit: 25

Task: You need to complete a total of 20 questions that are either standalone or under reading material(s). You will not have additional opportunities before your final submission.


  • Failure to submit: Failure to fufill course attendance requirements, or unable to submit an assignment or quiz on time may incur a fail grade.
  • Resubmission: of an assignment or a quiz after reworking it to obtain a better mark will not normally be accepted. Approval for resubmission will only be granted on medical or compassionate grounds.
  • Appealing a mark or grade: If you are dissatisfied with your mark or grade, you may request for a review from your program coordinator. There must be academic or procedural reasons for your request, so you can’t simply request a re-mark because you are disappointed with your result.

Course Grading

Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

Grade Mark Description
HD 90-100 High Distinction
D 75-89 Distinction
M 61-74 Merit
P 45-60 Pass
F 0-44 Fail
FNS Fail No Submission