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EL2016 - Modern Literature

[Offered in odd-numbered years in Cairns, Cairns. Offered in even-numbered years in Townsville. ]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Exploration of a range of modernist fiction, poetry and drama from the first half of the 20th century; and of the aesthetic, intellectual, historical and social contexts in which these texts were written.

Learning Outcomes

  • to achieve an understanding of the philosophical, industrial and social movements that influenced Modernism and the concept of an avant-garde;
  • to attain a detailed knowledge of the set texts and familiarity with their critical reception;
  • to broaden and intensify the literary-critical skills and understanding attained by students at earlier levels, particularly where essay-writing and extra-literary issues are concerned;
  • to develop a sound understanding of the Modernist movement in literature and its relationship to developments in the other arts, especially painting.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
EL3016 EL5016


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (40%).

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