- Code ENGL1014
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject English
- Areas of interest Drama, Literature, Film
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Kate Flaherty
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2021
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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.
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:
- 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
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Indicative AssessmentReading journal (1000 words, 10%) [learning outcomes 1,2,3,4]
Online quizzes (4 x 5 minute each) (10%) [learning outcomes 3, 4]
In class test/essay: (1000 words, 30%) [learning outcomes 1,2,3]
Essay or optional 2 hour exam: (2000 words, 40%) [learning outcomes 1,2,3,4]
Tutorial participation: (10%) [learning outcomes 1,2,3,4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingJane Austen, Northanger Abbey (Norton Critical Edition)
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