English Honours III (Research, Part I)

Course code ENGL4090Units 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 through carrying through the first stage of an extended research thesis or creative project.

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. An awareness of good practice in the design and presentation of a research project (either literary-critical or creative).
3. The acquired skills and methods necessary to undertake complex analysis and effective communication on topics in English and in creative writing.
4. Enhanced disciplinary knowledge by way of detailed study of literary texts and readings.
Content*Planning, researching and drafting a research thesis or creative project

*Advanced skills development:

-- researching a field of knowledge or creative production
-- research work on a particular topic guided by a supervisor or supervisors
-- effective communication of research and creative findings

*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
Seminar
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)None (thesis or creative project begun in this course is completed in ENGL4100)
Contact HoursSelf 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 ENGL4090