Women's Writing

Course code ENGL3013Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Provides a study of literature in English by women writers, examining key issues and debates. The focus of this course will vary from time to time. It may feature writing of a particular genre, period, geographical region, cultural group, or movement, or may focus on major thematic concerns. Further information on the focus will be made available each time the course is offered.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate:
1) Ability to recognize and discuss aspects of women's writing;
2) Understanding of critical and theoretical debates surrounding women's writing;
3) Awareness of cultural and intercultural concerns relating to women's writing;
4) Skills in interpretation and analysis of literary works by women at advanced undergraduate level;
5) Communication skills appropriate to advanced undergraduate level;
6) Skills in information literacy and use of technology to perform research.
ContentContent of this course will vary from offering to offering, but will focus on the study of literature in English by women writers. Topics may include: features peculiar to or outstanding within literary language within a particular period by women writers; elements of a genre as practiced by women writers; literature by women of a particular geographical region; literary, linguistic, cultural, and sociopolitical preoccupations within women's writing; theoretical developments in women's writing and scholarship. The course will include discussion of critical and theoretical debates relating to women's writing.
Replacing Course(s)ENGL3651 Re-Writing Women
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed ENGL3651 Re-Writing Women are precluded from enrolment in this course.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge40 units of English
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo to four written assignments (individual maximum equiv. 2000 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