Classics of World Literature

Course code ENGL1101Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

The course introduces students to a number of classic texts of international significance, thus familiarising them with major aspects of world literature. Texts written by foreign-language authors are examined in English translation.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course students will be expected to demonstrate:
1. Comprehension of texts in English and in English translation.
2. Critical analysis of texts.
3. Understanding of literary, historical, social and cultural movements associated with these texts.
4. Language development through discussion and writing about texts and theories related to them.
5. Independent research using secondary literature related to the prescribed texts.
ContentThe course aims to provide an insight into major examples of world literature. Students will:
* Engage in close reading
* Use literary terminology relevant to the texts
* Engage in practical criticism of literary technique
* Express opinions about and give individual responses to texts
* Refer to secondary literature
* Discuss textual interpretations
* Document textual interpretations
Replacing Course(s)IDS2030
TransitionNone
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo or more written assignments, which might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers, book reviews, online quiz, blogs, essay proposals, bibliographies or other similar exercises, totalling 1000-4500 words.
Other: (please specify)Students must submit all assessment items in order to complete the course.

Specific instructions about the weighting, timing and word limits of all assessment tasks will be found in the course outline available in the first two weeks of semester.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for ENGL1101