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EL3837 - Critical Theory

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

A study of some of the theoretical ideas and principles which affect past and present critical practices.

Learning Outcomes

  • to broaden and intensify the theoretical understanding and critical skills attained by students at earlier levels;
  • to develop the ability to relate current ideas to reading and critical practice in the areas of language, literature and communication;
  • to gain a detailed understanding of current developments in the area;
  • to gain a thorough overview of historical developments in theories and methodologies in language, literature and communication studies.

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.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: 12 credit points of EL subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CU3037 EL2037 EL3025 EL3037 EL5037 EL5837

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Allison Craven
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven, Professor Michael Ackland.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (40%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Allison Craven
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven, Professor Michael Ackland.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (40%).

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