The Rise of the Novel

Course code ENGL2003Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

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 available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this 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.
ContentContent 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)ENGL 3140 Eighteenth-Century Fiction
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed ENGL3140 Eighteenth-Century Fiction are precluded from enrolment in this course.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge20 units of English at 1000 level
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo to four written assignments (maximum equiv. 2500 words), which might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers, book reviews, peer reviews, in-class or online tests and/or quizzes, wikis, or journal entries, totalling approximately 4000 words. (100%)
Other: (please specify)Student participation in class discussion may be assessed. Students will be notified in assessment documents at the beginning of the term whether and how participation will be assessed.

Students must submit all assessment items in order to complete the course.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term