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English with Philosophy BA

Philosophy complements the English Major by providing students with analytical tools and conceptual frameworks that enrich their interpretations of literary texts. It shares with English an emphasis on clarity, nuance, and precision of expression.

Courses

In each year of your undergraduate programme, you will study the equivalent of four, 30-credit, courses for your honours degree, plus three non-credit bearing courses for your NCH Diploma.

In your first year

Literature 1700 – 1830

30 Credits

This Course aims to give a knowledge of a range of texts from 1700-1830… Read More

Literature 1830 – 1900

30 Credits

This course aims to give you a knowledge of a range of texts from 1830-1900… Read More

Criticism

30 Credits

Discover "what is literature?" in this part close reading, part theory course… Read More

Ethics

30 Credits

Study and discuss the works of Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant and Mill… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Critical Reasoning: Formal & Informal

0 Credits

Studied in Michaelmas term, introduces students to formal and informal logic… Read More

Critical Reasoning: Scientific Reasoning

0 Credits

An introduction to key methodological ideas in the natural and social sciences… Read More

LAUNCH: Introductory Capabilities

0 Credits

LAUNCH provides students with an understanding of the world of work… Read More

In your second year

Literature 1550 – 1700

30 Credits

This course aims to give knowledge of a range of texts from the 16th century… Read More

Literature 1900 – the Present

30 Credits

This course aims to give knowledge of a range of texts from the twentieth century… Read More

Literary Kinds

30 Credits

Study Shakespearean plays and responses to these from the 18th century to now… Read More

Modern Philosophy (Advanced)

30 Credits

Study the break with ancient philosophy in the late 17th and early 18th centuries… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Science Literacy: Physics, Cosmology, Biology

0 Credits

Physics, Cosmology, Evolutionary Biology and Neuroscience literacy… Read More

Science Literacy: History of Science

0 Credits

Introduction to several key episodes in the history of science… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

Advanced Capabilities course runs over students’ final two years at the College… Read More

In your third year

North American Literature

30 Credits

This course explores the variety of the huge body of literature written in English… Read More

Cultures of London

30 Credits

This course studies literary representations of London from the Renaissance… Read More

Comparative Literature

30 Credits

Question, and look beyond, linguistic and national barriers to do with English… Read More

One of the following Philosophy courses:

Aesthetics

30 Credits

The aesthetic experience and aesthetic objects, their nature and their value… Read More

Kant to Nietzsche

30 Credits

In this course we study Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason and works of major thinkers.… Read More

Philosophy of Mind & Language

30 Credits

Foundational concepts, problems, & theories in the philosophy of mind and language… Read More

Political Philosophy

30 Credits

Study themes of huge interest: authority, liberty, democracy, justice, & the market… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Applied Ethics: Ethics in Public & Profession

0 Credits

A series of lectures on major ethical challenges and alternative responses… Read More

Applied Ethics: The Good Life

0 Credits

A series of lectures on major ethical challenges and alternative responses… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

Advanced Capabilities course runs over students’ final two years at the College… Read More