ENGL 1101 - Introduction to English Literature
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code ENGL 1101 Course Introduction to English Literature Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge Advanced reading and writing skills Course Description This course introduces students to the joys and skills required in English literary studies. Students will examine a variety of texts and genres, including novels, short stories, drama, and poetry, together with contemporary techniques for reading them. The course will develop students? skills in literary and critical analysis, writing, and research
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Mandy Treagus
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAfter successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Confidently read and understand a range of literary texts. 2 Understand different approaches to, and methods of representing, ‘the real'. 3 Think rigorously about the set texts, the contexts of their original productionand the implications of their approaches to ‘the real’. 4 Prepare and deliver coherently and logically argued written material. 5 Critically evaluate their own and others’ written materials. 6 Engage productively and respectfully with their peers.
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Required ResourcesJane Austen, Northanger Abbey (novel)
Angela Carter, (short fiction) provided
Jack Davis, No Sugar (play)
Toni Morrison, Beloved (novel)
The Sonnet, provided (poetry)
Texts can be ordereed from Dymocks or from Book Depository online.
Readings will be available online via MyUni.
All set texts are available in the Barr Smith Library.
Online LearningAdditional course-related material is available through MyUni: lecture notes, audio recordings, assessment topics, announcements and email communications.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures introduce the set texts and key concepts in relation literary studies, including, narrative point-of-view, literary form, language-use, and the contexts of literary production. Lectures and seminars introduce approaches to textual analysis, library research, formal written expression and essay composition. Seminars provide the opportunity for detailed discussion of the set texts. Students also perform literary problem-solving exercises, close-reading exercises, “quizzes”, oral presentations based on group discussion, library research tasks and other in-class activities each week. Tutorial activities support the skills students need to fulfil summative assessment tasks in the course (a close-reading assignment, a short researched essay and a written examination).
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
1 x 1-hour lecture per week 12 hours per semester 1 x 2-hour seminar (or equivalent) per week 24 hours per semester 6 hours reading per week 72 hours per semester 2 hours research per week 24 hours per semester 2 hours assignment preparation per week 24 hours per semester TOTAL WORKLOAD 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
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Assessment SummaryProvisional. Assessment may include blended learning assignments, stuctured independent and/or collaborative activities, essay(s), leading a face-to-face or online tutorial discussion, exam.
Assessment Task Weighting
Participation and Quizzes 10%
Close-reading Assignment 20%
Research Essay 30%
Take-home Examination 40%
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents are expected to attend lectures and attend tutorials having read the appropriate set text(s). A guide to pacing the set reading is provided.
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SubmissionE-Submission through Myuni site for ENGL 1101: see under ‘Assessment’ on the website.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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