ENGL 3048 - Australian Classics: Literature and Film

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016

This course examines a range of Australian literary and filmic texts that have come to be regarded as `classics?. It sets literature and film in its historical context, exploring how it might have worked for original and for later audiences. The course also asks why these specific films and pieces of literature attained the status of Australian `classics?. The chief focus is on how literature and film deals with conflicts and tensions within Australian culture?both for original and subsequent audiences.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ENGL 3048
    Course Australian Classics: Literature and Film
    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
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites At least 6 units of level 2 undergraduate study
    Incompatible ENGL 2055
    Course Description This course examines a range of Australian literary and filmic texts that have come to be regarded as `classics?. It sets literature and film in its historical context, exploring how it might have worked for original and for later audiences. The course also asks why these specific films and pieces of literature attained the status of Australian `classics?. The chief focus is on how literature and film deals with conflicts and tensions within Australian culture?both for original and subsequent audiences.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Philip Butterss

    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. Analyse a range of Australian literature and film in relation to key debates in Australian literary studies
    and Australian film studies

    2. Think rigorously about the relationships between historical context and the production and interpretation of literature and film

    3. Prepare coherently and logically argued written material based on effective use of evidence

    4. Prepare and deliver an appropriately pitched seminar paper and facilitate group discussion

    5. Collaborate effectively with peers in group discussion of literature and film

    6. Use contemporary technologies relevant to the preparation and completion of assessment tasks




    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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1,2,3,4
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    3,4,5,6
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    4,5,6
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1,2,4,5
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    4,5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    To be announced
    Recommended Resources
    To be announced
    Online Learning
    This course will use MyUni and other resources to be announced
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Learning and teaching modes may include lectures, seminars, and online activities
    Workload

    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 Summary
    Learning activities may include lectures, face-to-face seminars, online activities, instructor-directed and student-directed research and assessment-for-learning tasks
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    The small group discovery experience may be developed through seminar 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
    Assessment may include written assignments, class presentations, essays, leading discussion groups, participation in group work, and exam
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Assessment related requirements are set out in the Department of English and Creative Writing handbook
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment details are to be announced
    Submission
    Instructions about submission will be given as part of the information about each assessment task. Policies on deadlines and lateness are set out in the Department of English and Creative Writing handbook.
    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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    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
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