Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Communication & Arts School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

1L, 1.5T

Assessment methods

Plagiarism Module; Tutorial Exercise; Tutorial Participation; Close Reading Essay; Research Essay; Final Exam.

Course coordinator

Dr Jennifer Clement

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

ENGL1800 Literary Classics: Texts and Traditions is the compulsory gateway or first-level course in the English Literature major and extended major. It will introduce students to the critical concepts and skills that are key to the practice of literary studies. Students will study texts from four distinct periods of literature, ranging from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, to gain a foundational understanding of literary history and the characteristics of three major genres: drama, poetry, and prose fiction. The course's theme -- subjectivity -- not only links these periods together, but allows students to examine how specific cultural contexts inform the development of new genres and new ways of being. Students who successfully complete this course will gain a strong sense of literary history and genre; develop a solid methodological introduction for further literary studies; and be able to analyze and challenge universalizing narratives about individualism and the individual's place in the world.

Archived offerings

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Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2009 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2008 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2008 St Lucia Internal Course Profile