• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject ANU College
  • Areas of interest English
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Patrick Tran
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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Why do we read? What kinds of encounters do we have when we read? What does it mean to be a good reader? As we read, we discover things about ourselves. Reading can also be unsettling, challenging us to imagine other worlds, encounter other lives and to think differently. In this course you will learn how to become a more skillful reader. You will investigate the formal attributes of a literary text, such as irony, metaphor and genre. You will become a more deliberate, active, self-reflexive reader, and develop the skills and knowledge to undertake complex engagements with literary texts. You will read authors ranging from Shakespeare to the present day, and in a variety of literary genres: from drama and poetry to novel and film.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. read carefully with attention to detail and to the way literary texts are constructed;
  2. critically analyse literary texts of a range of forms and genres;
  3. identify and present evidence to support an argument; and
  4. communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Indicative Assessment

Reading journal (1000 words, 20%) [learning outcomes 1,2,3,4]

Exam/in class tests: (1500 words, 30%) [learning outcomes 1,2,3,4]

Short essay: (1500 words, 30%) [learning outcomes 1,2,3,4]

Presentation: (10%) [learning outcomes 1,2,3,4]

Tutorial participation: (10%) [learning outcomes 1,2,3,4]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

160 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 75 hours of contact: 75 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities.
b) 85 hours of supported and independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Diploma of Liberal Studies (ELIBS). You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ENGL1014.

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2016 $3276
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
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
4847 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 24 Jun 2016 In Person N/A

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