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EL4040 - Literary and Cultural Theory

[Not offered in 2012]

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Available to students in the English Honours program.

This subject develops the issues and debates introduced in EL3037 Critical Theory, with a view to preparing students for postgraduate research and writing in literary and/or cultural studies.

Learning Outcomes

  • a detailed critical understanding of a range of key literary and cultural theorists and the issues they present;
  • an informed critical sense of key issues in the field;
  • a reflexive theoretical sense -- an awareness of the student's own priorities and practices as a researcher and writer.

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.
Prerequisites: EL3837

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.