ENGL 2055 - Australian Classics: Literature and Film
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code ENGL 2055 Course Australian Classics: Literature and Film 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 Prerequisites At least 12 units of undergraduate study Incompatible ENGL 2032 & ENGL 3032 Assumed Knowledge 3 units of Level I English Course Description This course analyses some key examples of Australian literature and film that have come to be regarded as 'classics'. The course sets literature and film in its original context, examining the social function it might have served for its original audience. In addition, students examine the construction of literary and filmic canons, and ask why these texts attained status as Australian 'classics'. There is an emphasis on how literature and film deals with tensions and conflicts in Australian culture - for both original and subsequent audiences.
Course Coordinator: Dr Philip Butterss
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. Analyse a range of Australian literature and film in relation to key debates in Australian literary studies and Australian film studies
2. Demonstrate an awareness of the relationships between historical context and the production and interpretation of literature and film
3. Undertake independent research and textual analysis in the field of Australian literary studies and Australian film studies
4. Prepare coherently and logically argued written material based on effective use of evidence
5. Collaborate effectively with peers in discussing literature and film
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. 1,2,3,4,5 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3,4,5 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4,5 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1,2,3,4,5 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1,2,5 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1,2,3,4,5 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1,2,3,4,5
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Online LearningThis course will use MyUni and other resources to be announced.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLearning and teaching modes may include lectures, seminars, and online activities.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Students will commit the equivalent of 156 hours per semester to study in this course.
Learning Activities SummaryProvisional. Learning activities may include lectures, face-to-face seminars, online activies, instructor-directed and student-directed research and assessment-for-learning tasks.
Specific Course Requirements
Small Group Discovery ExperienceProvisional. The small group discovery experience may be developed through student-led seminar discussions, which may include both face-to-face and online settings.
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- 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 written assignments, class presentations, essay(s), leading face-to-face discussion, participation in group work, and exam.
Assessment Related RequirementsAssessment related requirements are set out in the Discipline of English and Creative Writing Handbook.
Assessment DetailAssessment details are to be announced.
SubmissionInstructions about assessment submission will be given as part of the information about each particular assessment task.
Policies on deadlines and lateness are in the Discipline of English and Creative Writing Handbook.
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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