ENGL 2044 - Renaissance Writing

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

This course explores plays, poetry and prose works from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Britain. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills necessary for reading and interpreting English Renaissance works. The subject considers some of the differing conditions and contexts of reading and writing for men and women, and it introduces debates about the importance of early modern ideas for understanding contemporary culture.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ENGL 2044
    Course Renaissance Writing
    Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Prerequisites At least 12 units of undergraduate study
    Incompatible ENGL 2018 & ENGL 3018
    Assumed Knowledge Familiarity with the reading & analysis of literary texts equivalent to Level I English standard
    Course Description This course explores plays, poetry and prose works from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Britain. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills necessary for reading and interpreting English Renaissance works. The subject considers some of the differing conditions and contexts of reading and writing for men and women, and it introduces debates about the importance of early modern ideas for understanding contemporary culture.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Heather Kerr

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to



    1. Recognise and explain key terms and concepts in the study of English Renaissance writing and culture

    2. Confidently read and interpret a range of English Renaissance texts with an awareness of their cultural contexts

    3. Demonstrate an awareness of historical cultural differences and change through comparative textual analysis 

    4. Undertake independent research and textual analysis in the field of English Renaissance literary culture  

    5. Prepare coherently and logically argued written material based on effective use of evidence
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,2,3,4,5
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 4,5
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3,4,5
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4,5
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1,2,3,4,5
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 4,5
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 3,4,5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    To be announced
    Recommended Resources
    To be announced
    Online Learning
    MyUni and other resources to be announced
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Teaching and learning modes may include lectures, tutorials, and online activities
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Students will undertake the equivalent of 156 hours of study per semester in this course.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Provisional: learning activities may include lectures, face-to-face tutorials, instructor-directed and student-directed research, and instructor assessment of learning tasks.
    Specific Course Requirements
    This course is available for non-degree enrolment.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Provisional. The Small Group Discovery Experience may be developed by student-led tutorial discussions.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Provisional. Assessment may include structured independent and/or collaborative activities, essays, tutorial discussion, exam.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students must attempt all assessment tasks in order to complete the course.

    Other assessment related requirements are outlined in the Discipline of English and Creative Writing Policies and Procedures documents and in the relevant Course Guide.
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment details are to be announced.
    Submission
    Submission for assessment is to be undertaken in the form prescribed for individual assessment tasks.

    Policies on deadlines, lateness and replacement assessment task provisions are to be found in the Discipline of English and Creative Writing Policies and Procedures.
    Course Grading

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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