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BR1224 - Critical Literacy: Text Analysis

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Indigenous Australian Studies

In this English subject students are introduced to ways of critically analysing a variety of texts for academic purposes to identify bias. This will be achieved through exploration of definitions for critical literacy; and an examination of the structure of texts using informal logic and persuasive devices. A range of documents will be examined for analysis. Please note only those students based on Thursday Island can enroll in Limited Mode.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify bias in purpose (why) and authorship (who)of various texts (what);
  • recognise and apply techniques (how) of persuasion to bias in a range of text types (print and visual);
  • assess and present informal logic in arguments including the use of statistics in texts;
  • develop the ability to deconstruct texts at an introductory level to examine bias and logic.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: in class assessments including text analysis (50%); assignments (50%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: in class assessments including text analysis (50%); assignments (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Miss Marnie Campbell.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: in class assessments including analysis of text (50%); assignments (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Miss Marnie Campbell.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: in class assessments including text analysis (50%); assignments (50%).

Thursday Isl, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Face to face teaching (This subject will be delivered via the Elluminate program.)
Coordinator: Lynette Ireland
Lecturer: Miss Marnie Campbell.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (50%); competency assessment (50%).

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.