ENGL 2068EX - Pacific Literature Study Tour: Tonga
External - Quadmester 4 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code ENGL 2068EX Course Pacific Literature Study Tour: Tonga Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing Term Quadmester 4 Level Undergraduate Location/s External Units 6 Contact Up to 13 hours per week - students will travel to Tonga in late November/early December Prerequisites 12 units of level I HUMSS courses Course Description The course will allow students to study Pacific literature in English in the context of the contemporary Pacific environment. It will be delivered via seminars and in-country cultural immersion, followed by reflection. The course will have three distinct phases: (1) cultural orientation, reading and discussion (2) in-country immersion, including a range of specific cultural experiences, and; (3) continuing reflection, writing and discussion in Adelaide on return. Students will gain knowledge of Pacific literature and culture, as well as an understanding of life in a developing country. Students wishing to study this course will need to fill in an application form which will be available on the Discipline of English and Creative website at http://hss.adelaide.edu.au/english/
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Mandy Treagus
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Course Learning OutcomesAt the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary Pacific literature and culture 2 Demonstrate capacity to identify and critically examine the specifics of each text’s engagement with its historical, political and cultural context 3 Develop oral and written analytic and critical skills through the contextualised discussion of a range of texts, and through close reading and critical analysis of selected Pacific texts 4 Demonstrate research skills, ability to synthesise a range of information and argument, and capacity to formulate and articulate considered points of view in writing 5 Participate in productive and respectful discussion with peers 6 Critically engage with a range of postcolonial theories, including De-colonisation and Pasifika approaches
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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 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2, 4 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2, 3, 5 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 5, 6
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course will have be taught in three distinct phases: (1) cultural orientation, reading and discussion (2) in-country immersion, including a range of specific cultural experiences, and; (3) continuing reflection, writing and discussion in Adelaide on return.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.This course is taught intensively over four weeks.
3 x 3-hour seminars in weeks 1 and 4 18 hours per semester 14 hours of in-country seminars in weeks 2 and 3 28 hours per semester 17 hours reading per week 68 hours per semester 16 hours research per week 64 hours per semester 16 hours assignment preparation per week 64 hours per semester 17.5 hours additional study per week 70 hours per semester TOTAL WORKLOAD 312 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
This course is taught intensively over four weeks.
Schedule Week 1 Introduction/preparation seminars in Adelaide Week 2 In-country study in Tonga Week 3 In-country study in Tonga Week 4 Assignment preparation/conclusion seminars in Adelaide
Specific Course RequirementsStudents must have a valid passport.
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Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Seminar presentation Formative and Summative 10% 1-6 1000 word textual analysis Formative and Summative 20% 1-6 2 x 1000 word personal reflection papers Formative and Summative 20% 1-6 1000 word research essay plan Formative and Summative 10% 1-6 4500 word research essay Formative and Summative 40% 1-6
Assessment Related RequirementsAttendance at seminars is compulsory.
Assessment DetailSeminar presentations (10%): students participate in seminars and orally present information on various topics to the group.
1000 word textual analysis (20%): students submit a textual analysis on selected texts.
2 x 1000 word personal reflections (20%): students submit a record of their experiences and thoughts in regard to Pacific literature.
1000 word essay plan (10%): students submit an essay plan on their chosen research topic.
4500 word essay (40%): students submit a major essay on their chosen research topic.
SubmissionInformation available on enrolment.
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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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