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Undergraduate | MAQ-ENGX1002 | 2024

Literature: Modern and Contemporary

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Seek to understand how poets, playwrights, novelists, graphic novelists and screenwriters responded to the world around them – including wars and technological change – reflecting this in their texts. Build on your skills in critiquing narratives.

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Study method
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Start dates
22 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
18 weeks

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Literature: Modern and Contemporary

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 modern to the contemporary.
    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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0.125 EFTSL

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