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  • Points: 60
  • Code: A112
  • Level: 1
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I am aiming for BA English Literature and Creative Writing and I did Discovering the arts and humanities (A111) before Cultures (A112). I also like Classical Studies so that part of A112 was interesting for me too. And I enjoy Art History and the sections on Art and Power were great.

In general, I really liked the approach in comparing different cultures and their interactions and power.

Towards the end of this module, you will get the chance to focus in on your prefered subject and mine is creative Writing. This autumn I will be studying nothing but Creative Writing (A215) and so the two chosen blocks on Creative Writing at the end of A112 was perfect for me. It has already made me change and improve my writing.

The cleverest thing about the design of this course is that all blocks of study will be relevant to the final blocks you choose. For example, for me, as primarily a Creative Writing student, it was all about narrative, narrative journeys and the stories we tell ourselves and others.

You will find yourself being well lead through the materials and the ideas and how you question yourself and the world. I enjoyed all the tutorials and had a great personal tutor.

There was good peer group critique in the Creative Writing forum. Don't be shy when you get in there. It's a very supportive environment.

Alison Chakir

Course starting: October 2020

Review posted: July 2021

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