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The Human Story: Heart, Mind and Body in Early Literature

Undergraduate | MAQ-ENGX2010 | 2024

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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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The Human Story: Heart, Mind and Body in Early Literature

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 textual representations of mind, heart, and body from the medieval to the early modern period
    3. Undertake close reading of the primary medieval and early modern texts, and incorporate close reading as evidence into coherent analytical arguments
    4. Explain, verbally and in written assignments, the relationship between the primary texts and their historical and cultural contexts
    5. Engage in appropriate application of relevant theoretical concepts to the primary texts studied
    6. Engage in informed critical discussion of unit content with peers and teachers, accommodate others’ points of view, and argue a critical position
    7. Apply understanding of literary techniques to literary study and beyond to other situations 

Entry requirements

Prior study

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

one of


Pre-requisite: 40cps 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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.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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Bachelor of Arts

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