UNED is a distance university and its pedagogy is too. The ‘distance’ component is complemented by attendance-based tutorials/tutorías presenciales at its regional study centres (= Centros Asociados) as well as online activities, and interaction with the Course team, tutors and fellow-students. There is a significant component of autonomous learning.
CTLLI is a 5 ECTS course, equivalent to 125 hours or approximately 12 weeks. There are 4 course units and a period of approximately one week to prepare for exams when doubts and comments throughout the study process will be assisted in the virtual course.
Below is a suggested plan for how you should distribute and manage your time.
UNIT 1: Introduction to Poststructuralist Theories (Duration: approx. 3 weeks)
UNIT 2: Introduction to New Historicism (Duration: approx. 2 weeks)
UNIT 3: Introduction to Feminism and Gender Studies (Duration: approx. 3 weeks)
UNIT 4: Introduction to Ethnic and Post-Colonial Studies (Duration: approx. 3 weeks)
About 40% of your study time should be distributed thus:
Theoretical activities (reading, online or face-to-face queries (dudas, consultas); going over your work with your tutor and fellow students; exam revision with your tutor or Course team member.
Practical activities (attending tutorials, reading and studying Study Guides).
Autonomous learning – 60% of your time – distributed thus:
Theoretical activities (studying course material, participating in study groups, interacting online with fellow students, searching for information on the internet with supervisor or tutor).
Practical activities (problem solving, textual analysis and commentary, written and online group activities).