ENGL 3050 - Ways of Reading

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

This course is the capstone for the English major. It is designed to consolidate, deepen and extend students? knowledge and skills in literary studies. Students will have the opportunity to engage with literary works from a range of periods, places and genres, and will learn about and experiment with some of the core `ways of reading? that have shaped the discipline over the past century while being introduced to emergent and cutting-edge theories and practices in literary studies. In the process, students will become conversant with the history of the discipline and the major theories that inform the study of literature. They will also develop skills in various methods of formalist and contextual analysis while enhancing their understanding of how literature works and of how to respond to it in resonantly meaningful ways. Students will have the opportunity to develop a major selfinitiated research project within the course, as well to collaborate in groups to prepare a portfolio through which transferrable professional skills will be honed.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ENGL 3050
    Course Ways of Reading
    Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites At least 15 units of English Major courses
    Restrictions Available to students undertaking an English Major only
    Course Description This course is the capstone for the English major. It is designed to consolidate, deepen and extend students? knowledge and skills in literary studies. Students will have the opportunity to engage with literary works from a range of periods, places and genres, and will learn about and experiment with some of the core `ways of reading? that have shaped the discipline over the past century while being introduced to emergent and cutting-edge theories and practices in literary studies. In the process, students will become conversant with the history of the discipline and the major theories that inform the study of literature. They will also develop skills in various methods of formalist and contextual analysis while enhancing their understanding of how literature works and of how to respond to it in resonantly meaningful ways. Students will have the opportunity to develop a major selfinitiated research project within the course, as well to collaborate in groups to prepare a portfolio through which transferrable professional skills will be honed.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Meg Samuelson

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

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    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Set works
    Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
    Virginia Woolf, The Waves
    J.M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians
    Kim Scott, Benang

    Poetry and excerpted life-writing will be made available through MyUni, along with all required theoretical readings.

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    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
    Research essay (including annotated bibliography): 50%  
    Portfolio (short exercises; quizzes; contribution to group project): 50% 
    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    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.

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

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