The Twentieth-Century English Novel (Revision 1)
Permanently closed, effective November 5, 2015.
Delivery Mode: Individualized study
Area of Study: Humanities
ENGL 397 has a Challenge for Credit option.
This course introduces the student to the first 60 years of the twentieth-century British novel, its history and development, its rich variety of forms and techniques, and the ideas and events that influenced it. The required reading does not aim to be exhaustive but acquaints the student with some of the more important novelists of the period. Each novel in the course is read as an individual artistic work with its own formal integrity, as part of the evolution of the literary genre of the novel, and as part of a larger social and intellectual milieu.
Note: Since this is a senior course, we expect students to have good reading and writing skills as well as the basic critical tools and knowledge of literary forms and techniques that are acquired in an introductory university English literature course like Athabasca University's English 211 and 212. Students who do not have the recommended credits in an introductory English literature course may experience significant difficulty with the essay assignments and examinations.
To receive credit for ENGL 397, you must achieve a composite course grade of at least “D” (50 percent) and a grade of at least 50 percent on each of the examinations. The weighting of the course assignments is as follows:
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The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators that can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Amis, Kingsley. Lucky Jim.
Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange.
Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer.
Forster, E. M. Howards End.
Huxley, Aldous. Point Counter Point.
Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
Lawrence, D. H. The Rainbow.
Murdoch, Iris. A Fairly Honourable Defeat.
Sillitoe, Alan. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.
Waugh, Evelyn. A Handful of Dust.
Woolf, Virginia. To the Lighthouse.
The course materials also include a study manual.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 1.
Updated January 25 2016 by Student & Academic Services