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European Language, Culture and Society modules
Modules 2012-13 (for reference only)
ELCS modules are administered in SELCS. All ELCS courses are taught by experienced SELCS academic staff or teaching fellows.
The ELCS Programme Tutor is James Agar. Administrative queries can be addressed, initially, to Catherine Ballade, the SELCS Manager. Affiliate students wishing to pre-register for ELCS courses should email the SELCS Affiliate Officer.
The modules cover a wide range of fields (literature, philosophy, film, history, linguistics), historical and cultural periods (the Middle Ages, Enlightenment, Realism, Decadence, Modernity and Modernism, Postmodernism) and genres (poetry, novel, comic tales, short story), as well as incorporating aspects of the visual arts (film, museum cultures, documentary making) and other issues such as racism, myth and mass culture.
Advanced ELCS modules, the codes of which start with ELCS4, are for UCL undergraduate degree students in SELCS who are in their final year of UCL degree study. Each module comprises 20 contact hours of tuition and is worth 0.5 UCL cu credit.
Intermediate ELCS modules, the codes of which start with ELCS6, are for first and second year UCL undergraduate degree students in SELCS and for SELCS affiliate students. Where space allows, places may also be available to affiliates and UCL students from outside SELCS. Each module comprises 20 contact hours of tuition and is worth 0.5 UCL cu credit (4 US credits; 7.5 ECTS).
All advanced and intermediate modules are self-contained and run in one teaching term. When selecting modules to build a programme of study, you should take into account the distribution of your modules across the academic year to ensure a balanced programme of study.
For advanced modules, assessed essays are 3,000 words in length; for intermediate modules, assessed essays are 2,000 words in length.