ENGL 2044 - Renaissance Writing
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
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 Coordinator: Dr Heather Kerr
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn 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
Required ResourcesTo be announced
Recommended ResourcesTo be announced
Online LearningMyUni and other resources to be announced
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesTeaching and learning modes may include lectures, tutorials, and online activities
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 SummaryProvisional: learning activities may include lectures, face-to-face tutorials, instructor-directed and student-directed research, and instructor assessment of learning tasks.
Specific Course RequirementsThis course is available for non-degree enrolment.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceProvisional. The Small Group Discovery Experience may be developed by student-led tutorial discussions.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryProvisional. Assessment may include structured independent and/or collaborative activities, essays, tutorial discussion, exam.
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents 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 DetailAssessment details are to be announced.
SubmissionSubmission 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.
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.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.
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Policies & Guidelines
This section contains links to relevant assessment-related policies and guidelines - all university policies.
In addition to other University policies and procedures, the Discipline of English and Creative Writing Policies and Procedures will apply in this course.
- Academic Credit Arrangement Policy
- Academic Honesty Policy
- Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy
- Assessment for Coursework Programs
- Copyright Compliance Policy
- Coursework Academic Programs Policy
- Elder Conservatorium of Music Noise Management Plan
- Intellectual Property Policy
- IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy
- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment
- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process
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