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Undergraduate | MAQ-ENGX3010 | 2024

20th-Century Literature: Inventing the Future

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Start dates
22 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
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18 weeks

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20th-Century Literature: Inventing the Future

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate critical and analytical reading strategies, interpretive analysis, scholarly research, and effective communication, with particular application to the field of modernist and postmodernist studies in English
    2. Identify, evaluate and apply principles of modernism and postmodernism to different literary modes, narrative and non-narrative
    3. Display creative thinking and construct cohesive arguments
    4. Consider how historical and theoretical propositions of modernism have shaped the reception and reproduction of 20th-century art more broadly
    5. Engage in informed critical discussion on unit content with peers and teachers, consider and assess others’ points of view, and to argue a critical position

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

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Pre-requisite: 130cp at 1000 level or above

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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