Free course

Approaching literature: Reading Great Expectations

Free statement of participation on completion

This free course, Approaching literature: Reading Great Expectations, considers some of the different ways of reading Great Expectations, based on the type of genre the book belongs to. This is one of the most familiar and fundamental ways of approaching literary texts. The novel broadens the scope of study of a realist novel, in both literary and historical terms. The course includes extracts from critical writings, which are discussed in detail.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • read and understand the classic novel Great Expectations, based on the genre of the book
  • study literature at a higher level.