• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject English
  • Areas of interest English

This course is no longer required for admission to English Honours.

A study of selected poetry, prose and drama from the late 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The course involves the analysis of literary works and investigation of germane contexts (literary, social and political). Authors to be studied will include Shakespeare, Donne, Marvell, Milton, Rochester, Behn, Dryden, Swift, Pope, Gay and Johnson.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
  1. Apply knowledge of the historical and cultural contexts of the literature of this period to some major authors, works, and genres
  2. Identify key elements that are distinctive to the artistic achievement of early modern writers
  3. Reflect and write analytically about the literary texts and their contexts
  4. Develop their own skills of literary critical analysis

Indicative Assessment

2 x 2000 word essays (50% each) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]

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Workload

One 1.5 hour lecture, one 1 hour tutorial, and 7.5 hours of associated study time per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 Units of 1000 level English (ENGL) Courses. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Ninth Edition, Volume B The Sixteenth/The Early Seventeenth Century and Volume C The Restoration and The Eighteenth Century.

Preliminary Reading

Shakespeare, W., Twelfth Night

Works by the set authors in The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Ninth Edition, Volumes B and C.

Assumed Knowledge

The knowledge and skills acquired from completing two English courses successfully.

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3196 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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