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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- read carefully with attention to detail and to the way literary texts are constructed;
- critically analyse literary texts of a range of forms and genres;
- identify and present evidence to support an argument; and
- communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Course Contact: Dr Rebecca Cross
T: 02 61250982
- Reading journal, 1000 words (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4] (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Exam/in class tests, 1500 words (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4] (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Essay, 1500 words (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4] (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Presentation, 15 min (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4] (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Tutorial participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4] (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Workload160 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
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- Student Contribution Band:
- 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.
Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4615||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||In Person||N/A|