Approaches to Literature and Society
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- 26 Jun 2023
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Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of the ways in which literary texts engage with their social and political contexts;
- identify and evaluate different critical approaches to the study of literary texts, including approaches based on cultural, geographic and historical contexts;
- demonstrate knowledge of key terms and conventions in English literary studies; and
- apply reading, writing and research skills in the critical interpretation of literary texts.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in Diploma in Arts.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Literature generates new ideas, represents traditions and reflects society’s changing values. In this subject you will focus on the relationship between literature and large social and historical movements. You will read texts from the 19th to the 21st centuries and develop a versatile critical toolkit of concepts to use throughout your studies. Using these texts and tools, you will be able to analyse literature as a form of social and political expression and explore its relationship to history. Additionally, you will be able to identify how novels and poems reflect, resist, and/or inspire cultural change.
Assessment 1 Online Assessment: 200 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 3; Assessment 2 Online Assessment: 200 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 3; Assessment 3 Essay: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4; Assessment 4 Take Home Exam: 1600 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4.
- Online Assessment (5%)
- Online Assessment (5%)
- Essay (40%)
- Take Home Exam (50%)
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