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Does anyone know courses which you don't have to do a lot of literature. I don't mind if courses have some literature but I don't really want to spend the whole time reading literature.
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(Original post by Padraig)
Does anyone know courses which you don't have to do a lot of literature. I don't mind if courses have some literature but I don't really want to spend the whole time reading literature.

I feel the same. The uni that I really like the look of is York. On their website, they actually say in bold "We do not teach literature."

Unis like Southampton (language learning) and Sussex i also dont think have much literature.
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At cambridge, for most languages, you can avoid literature entirely. And I certainly intend to!
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KCL has some great courses which allow you to skip literature - I'm not going to do any literature as such in German, apart from a course in Medieval Germany. yup.
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i was wondering about this a while back....bleh, dont care for lit...just gimme the grammar and teach me how to speak it!
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I applied for the course at York. They don't teach any literature but opt for linguistics instead. It looks pretty interesting but I imagine it could get pretty tedious after a while. Take a look into it though.
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i know that cardiff do no literature!!
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leeds is mainly language based
i just do not see the point of literature!
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Nottingham's joint honours courses let you pick literature or history/culture/society, though the German department ask you to do 1 unit of literature per year.
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Just remember though that languages at most unis aren't just about learning grammar - it's so much more. To truly understand a language, you need to understand the culture from which it came.

...but then you could still just communicate doing a purely learning grammar degree, but it'd just be so boring.
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What's so bad about lit?
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(Original post by gringalet)
Just remember though that languages at most unis aren't just about learning grammar - it's so much more. To truly understand a language, you need to understand the culture from which it came.
Precisely. To study a language without studying its literature would be like studying art without ever having been to a gallery.
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Can I apply for English language in a university without literature in English? . Secondly, i failed literature in English.
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