• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest English
  • Minor code ENGL-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The English minor at the ANU offers a wide range of courses reflecting the diversity of the discipline of literary studies in English. There are courses in all the main fields of post-medieval British literary studies from the late sixteenth century to the present day, including the Early Modern, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century, Romantic and Victorian, Modern and Contemporary periods. There are courses in Australian, US, postcolonial and transnational literatures in English; in literary and cultural theory; in drama, film, new media, and creative writing. English 1000 level-courses introduce students to major genres and modes of writing and to literary-critical practice. English 2000/3000 level courses enable students to broaden and develop their knowledge and enjoyment of literature in a variety of important specialist fields.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. analyse texts by diverse authors and in different genres in several important fields of literary studies in English;
  2. evaluate the historical and cultural contexts in which literature in English has been written and shaped;
  3. analyse literary texts in relation to these contexts; and
  4. interpret, evaluate and make an argument about texts using appropriate written expression.

Relevant Degrees

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Requirements

This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ENGL1013 Reading across Time and Space: Literary Contexts 6
ENGL1014 Close Encounters: How to Read Literature 6
ENGL1015 Introduction to Creative Writing 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ENGL2006 Modern American Fiction 6
ENGL2011 Contemporary Australian Writing 6
ENGL2038 Revolution and Romanticism in British Literature, 1789-1832 6
ENGL2055 Shakespeare and Film 6
ENGL2067 Adaptation: From Text to Screen 6
ENGL2068 Empire and its Fictions 6
ENGL2074 Jane Austen History and Fiction 6
ENGL2077 Creative Writing 2: Story to Script 6
ENGL2078 Creative Writing 3: Advanced Fiction 6
ENGL2080 Modernist Literature 1890-1940 6
ENGL2081 Australian Crimes: Crime narratives on page, stage and screen 6
ENGL2083 Foundations of Drama 6
ENGL2084 Poetry in English from Shakespeare to Postmodernism 6
ENGL2085 Strange Home: Rethinking Australian Literature 6
ENGL2086 Literature in the Digital Age: Theories, Texts, Methods 6
ENGL2101 Modern European Theatre 6
ENGL2108 Modern Australian Drama 6
ENGL2115 20th Century American Drama 6
ENGL2116 Televisual: Investigating Narrative Television 6
ENGL2117 The Politics of Comedy from the Globe to The Office 6
ENGL3005 16th, 17th and 18th Century Literature(H) 6
ENGL3008 Introduction to Literary Theory 6
ENGL3021 Nineteenth Century US Literature 6
ENGL3022 19th and 20th Century Literature 6
ENGL3034 Queens and Tyrants: Gender and Power in Drama 1580-1630 6
ENGL3036 Victorian Literature 6
ENGL3037 Literature, Law and Human Rights 6
ENGL3052 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud: Introduction to European Critical Theory 6
GEND2021 Trauma, Memory and Culture 6
SCRN3002 Screening the Real 6
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