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EL1009 - Great Books

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

An engaging and comprehensive tour through the major authors and texts of great literature, this subject will give students a firm grasp of the timeline of English. What makes these books so important, or what makes people think they are? In EL1009, students gain a clear understanding of major literary periods and literary movements across time and place. This subject provides a crucial background for the study of literature in English and wider cultural understanding. A foundation of literary and historical understanding will be laid out through the lecture series and textbook. Closer examination of key texts will allow students to appraise them within established paradigms. Literature students will develop the capacity to communicate an understanding of the interpretation of literary texts through analytical and argumentative writing. Creative Writing students will communicate high-level knowledge of narrative technique through the production and analysis of a literary text.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify the characteristics of a selected text in the context of a major literary period and movement;
  • apply the method of close reading to the analysis and interpretation of set texts;
  • communicate an understanding of the interpretation of literary texts through the production of analytical and argumentative writing;
  • apply a complex understanding of one set text within its literary movement and period.

Subject Assessment

  • tutorial attendance and participation (20%)
  • multidraft Essays (50%)
  • assignments (30%).
Assumed
Knowledge:
It is highly recommended that students have completed CU1010 Effective Writing before enrolling in this subject.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Face to face

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.