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Undergraduate | MAQ-ENGX1001 | 2024

Literature: Medieval to Modern

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An introduction to the study of literary texts. You’ll learn how to think carefully about novels, poems and plays. Explore society reflected on paper and learn about what it means to be human. Build a base for further English studies and the arts.

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Study method
100% online
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
18 weeks

Start dates

  • 19 Feb 2024
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About this subject

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

    1. Demonstrate critical reading habits, interpretive analysis, research, and effective communication, with particular application to the field of English studies.
    2. Understand and be able to describe some of the key features of a range of texts from the medieval to the modern period.
    3. Apply understanding of literary techniques to literary study and beyond to other situations.
    4. Engage in informed critical discussion on unit content with peers and teachers, entertain others' points of view, and to argue a critical position.

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Additional requirements

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    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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

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0.125 EFTSL

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