The Rise of the Novel

Course code ENGL2003
Not available in 2017


This course will explore the origins and development of the English novel. Students will learn about the effect of various political, social, and economic influences on the form and content of early novels, as well as the changing conventions that accompanied the development of the novel as a genre.


Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Recognise early examples of the English novel and discuss its development as a genre

2. Demonstrate skills in interpretation and analysis of contemporary literary works at intermediate undergraduate level;

3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate at intermediate undergraduate level;

4. Demonstrate skills in information literacy and use of technology to perform research;

5. Write analytic essays at intermediate undergraduate level.


Content of this course will vary from offering to offering, but will focus on the study of the English novel's development as a genre.  

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): ENGL3140. Students who have successfully completed ENGL3140 are not eligible to enrol in ENGL2003.


This course replaces ENGL3140. If you have successfully completed ENGL3140 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

20 units of English at 1000 level

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Two to four written assignments *

Participation: Student participation in class discussion

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact Hours