English Honours I (Introduction and Coursework)

Course code ENGL4070Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course builds knowledge and understanding of the discipline of English, encompassing the study of literature and the practice of creative writing. In particular, it enhances skills and capacities in developing a research proposal, and advances students mastery of disciplinary and practice aspects through writing assignments and engagement in discussion in seminars and workshops. The course includes discussions of theoretical directions in English and creative writing and student presentations of a research proposal.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
OurimbahSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBy the end of this course students will have:
1. An advanced comprehension of contemporary issues in English and creative writing.
2. Instruction and practice in the oral presentation of a research proposal.
3. An awareness of good practice in the design and presentation of a research project (either literary-critical or creative).
4. Acquired skills and methods necessary to undertake complex analysis and effective communication on topics in English and in creative writing.
5. Enhanced disciplinary knowledge by way of discussion of literary texts and readings.
Content*Research project design

*Advanced skills development:

-- Formal oral presentation, and discussion
-- Essay writing

*Close study and discussion of texts and readings
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionThe Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Science Honours programs underwent an external program review in 2008. As part of this review some changes were implemented for all Honours courses. If you enrolled prior to 2009, you will be able to complete your Honours program as it stood at your time of enrollment, this being:

- Your long research essay or major creative project will be 15,000 words.
- You will be given opportunity to give an oral presentation of your work, but this is not mandatory.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeA major in the discipline with a minimum credit grade average.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsCoursework essays
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 18 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentMust be enrolled in 10214 - B Arts (Hons) or 10726 B Social Science (Hons)
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ENGL4070