UWA Handbook 2017

Major details

FURTHER INFORMATION

Richard Skead

When I retired a couple of years ago, I was looking for something that would engage me and teach me new skills. Reading and analysing great texts while learning new critical thinking skills in a fantastic study environment—English and Cultural Studies ticks all the boxes.

English and Cultural Studies major

Studying English and Cultural Studies enriches students' understanding of major literary, cinematic and theatrical forms from English-speaking cultures across the globe by allowing students to explore many areas of reading, writing and performance. This major includes units in the literary history of Britain, America, Australia and postcolonial societies; creative writing and theatre; popular culture and film; and critical theory. The emphasis is on developing an understanding of how we communicate and of diverse forms of representation across time, culture and media.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) interpret texts produced in varied cultural and historical contexts with sensitivity to the generic dimensions, intertextual significance, and formal qualities of those texts; (2) research, evaluate and make use of critical scholarship in the discipline of English and Cultural Studies; (3) clearly express ideas, examples and arguments in appropriate written and oral forms; (4) deploy skills of critical analysis and independent critical reasoning; and (5) work effectively as a member of a collaborative group—in tutorial, workshop, rehearsal, and performance contexts according to specific course requirements.

Degree-specific major

Degree-specific major

English and Cultural Studies can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

English and Cultural Studies is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • two Level 2 units
  • four Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Level 1

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 ENGL1000 Global Literatures None
S1 ENGL1002 Literary Classics None
S1 ENGL1401 Page and Screen: Fiction in the Digital Age Incompatibility: ENGL1112 Screen Cultures/Print Cultures
S2 ENGL1501 Reading Creatively/Writing Creatively Incompatibility: ENGL1113 Introduction to Creative Writing
S1 ENGL1902 Reading Bodies Incompatibility: GEND1902 Reading Bodies

Level 2

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
N/A ENGL2209 Utopia, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture Prerequisites: any Level 1 EURO, ENGL or HIST unit
Incompatibility: EURO2209 Utopia, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
S1 ENGL2215 Modernism Prerequisites: any Level 1 ENGL unit or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility: ENGL3605 Modernism
N/A ENGL2401 Meaning and the Moving Image Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit
Incompatibility: ENGL2217 Reading Film
S2 ENGL2501 Creative Writing: Theory and Practice Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit
Incompatibility: ENGL2204 Theory and Practice of Creative Writing
N/A ENGL2502 World Theatre: Cultures and Contexts Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit
S1 ENGL2601 Narrative and Culture in Pre-modern England Prerequisites: any Level 1 ENGL unit or MEMS1001 Life, Thought and Culture in Pre-modern Europe
N/A ENGL2602 Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit or MEMS1001 Life, Thought and Culture in Pre-modern Europe
N/A ENGL2604 Romanticism and Change in the Long Nineteenth Century Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit
N/A ENGL2605 Twentieth-century Narratives: Making it New Prerequisites: any Level 1 ENGL unit
S1 ENGL2701 Australia and Home Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit
Incompatibility: ENGL1116 Australia and Home
N/A ENGL2702 Australian Literature: Classic and Popular Prerequisites: any Level 1 ENGL unit
N/A ENGL2703 American Literature: the Search for Justice Prerequisites: any Level 1 ENGL unit
Incompatibility: ENGL2205 Crime and Violence in American Literature
S2 ENGL2704 Transcultural Literatures Prerequisites: any Level 1 ENGL unit
Incompatibility: ENGL2245 Postcolonial Literatures
S2 ENGL2801 Reading Popular Culture Prerequisites: any Level 1 ENGL unit
Incompatibility: ENGL2218 Reading Texts, Mediating Culture

Level 3

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 ENGL3001 Poetry and Poetics Prerequisites: any Level 2 ENGL unit or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility: ENGL2240 Cold Fire Poetry and Poetic Language
S2 ENGL3003 The Arthurian Legend Prerequisites: (MEMS2002 World Views: Religion, Gender and Society in Pre-modern Europe or MEMS2001 Classical Traditions and Transformations in Medieval and Early Modern Europe) or any Level 2 ENGL unit
Incompatibility: HUMA2294 Arthur: the Life of a Medieval Legend; HUMA3394 Arthur: the Life of a Medieval Legend;MEMS3003 Interdisciplinary Studies: The Arthurian Legend
S1 ENGL3301 The European Individual Prerequisites: EURO2201 Civilisation and Barbarism in European Cultural History or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture or any Level 2 ENGL unit
Incompatibility: EURO2202 Sex, Morality and Power—Survey; EURO3301 The European Individual
S1 ENGL3401 Transnational Cinema Prerequisites: any Level 2 ENGL unit
N/A ENGL3501 Autobiographical Writing Prerequisites: any Level 2 ENGL unit or EURO2209 Utopia, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility: ENGL2260 Myself and the Aliens
N/A ENGL3502 Making Theatre and Performance Prerequisites: any Level 2 ENGL unit or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
N/A ENGL3601 Reading the Middle Ages Prerequisites: any Level 2 unit in English and Cultural Studies or MEMS2001 Classical Traditions and Transformations in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
N/A ENGL3602 Shakespeare: Text to Stage and Screen Prerequisites: any Level 2 ENGL unit or MEMS2001 Classical Traditions and Transformations in Medieval and Early Modern Europe or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility: ENGL2234 Shakespeare at the Movies
S2 ENGL3603 Love and Death in the Renaissance: Reading the Early Modern Period 1450–1700 Prerequisites: any Level 2 ENGL unit or MEMS2001 Classical Traditions and Transformations in Medieval and Early Modern Europe or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility: ENGL2250 Love and Death in the Renaissance
S1 ENGL3604 Victorian Dreams and the Technological World Prerequisites: any Level 2 ENGL unit or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility: ENGL2223 Victorian Ideologies
S2 ENGL3701 Regionalism in Australian Literature Prerequisites: any level 2 ENGL unit
N/A ENGL3704 Texting the Global Prerequisites: any Level 2 English unit
N/A ENGL3801 Interpretations: Literary Theory Prerequisites: any Level 2 ENGL unit or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility: ENGL2291 Reading Theory

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the English and Cultural Studies degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-EGCST (opens in a new window)

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the English and Cultural Studies degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-EGCST-Generic (opens in a new window)

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

English and Cultural Studies can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Second major

English and Cultural Studies can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BP002 Bachelor of Commerce
BP003 Bachelor of Design
BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

The English and Cultural Studies second major is a single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • two Level 2 units
  • four Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Level 1

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 ENGL1000 Global Literatures None
S1 ENGL1002 Literary Classics None
S1 ENGL1401 Page and Screen: Fiction in the Digital Age Incompatibility: ENGL1112 Screen Cultures/Print Cultures
S2 ENGL1501 Reading Creatively/Writing Creatively Incompatibility: ENGL1113 Introduction to Creative Writing
S1 ENGL1902 Reading Bodies Incompatibility: GEND1902 Reading Bodies

Level 2

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
N/A ENGL2209 Utopia, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture Prerequisites: any Level 1 EURO, ENGL or HIST unit
Incompatibility: EURO2209 Utopia, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
S1 ENGL2215 Modernism Prerequisites: any Level 1 ENGL unit or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility: ENGL3605 Modernism
N/A ENGL2401 Meaning and the Moving Image Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit
Incompatibility: ENGL2217 Reading Film
S2 ENGL2501 Creative Writing: Theory and Practice Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit
Incompatibility: ENGL2204 Theory and Practice of Creative Writing
N/A ENGL2502 World Theatre: Cultures and Contexts Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit
S1 ENGL2601 Narrative and Culture in Pre-modern England Prerequisites: any Level 1 ENGL unit or MEMS1001 Life, Thought and Culture in Pre-modern Europe
N/A ENGL2602 Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit or MEMS1001 Life, Thought and Culture in Pre-modern Europe
N/A ENGL2604 Romanticism and Change in the Long Nineteenth Century Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit
N/A ENGL2605 Twentieth-century Narratives: Making it New Prerequisites: any Level 1 ENGL unit
S1 ENGL2701 Australia and Home Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit
Incompatibility: ENGL1116 Australia and Home
N/A ENGL2702 Australian Literature: Classic and Popular Prerequisites: any Level 1 ENGL unit
N/A ENGL2703 American Literature: the Search for Justice Prerequisites: any Level 1 ENGL unit
Incompatibility: ENGL2205 Crime and Violence in American Literature
S2 ENGL2704 Transcultural Literatures Prerequisites: any Level 1 ENGL unit
Incompatibility: ENGL2245 Postcolonial Literatures
S2 ENGL2801 Reading Popular Culture Prerequisites: any Level 1 ENGL unit
Incompatibility: ENGL2218 Reading Texts, Mediating Culture

Level 3

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 ENGL3001 Poetry and Poetics Prerequisites: any Level 2 ENGL unit or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility: ENGL2240 Cold Fire Poetry and Poetic Language
S2 ENGL3003 The Arthurian Legend Prerequisites: (MEMS2002 World Views: Religion, Gender and Society in Pre-modern Europe or MEMS2001 Classical Traditions and Transformations in Medieval and Early Modern Europe) or any Level 2 ENGL unit
Incompatibility: HUMA2294 Arthur: the Life of a Medieval Legend; HUMA3394 Arthur: the Life of a Medieval Legend;MEMS3003 Interdisciplinary Studies: The Arthurian Legend
S1 ENGL3301 The European Individual Prerequisites: EURO2201 Civilisation and Barbarism in European Cultural History or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture or any Level 2 ENGL unit
Incompatibility: EURO2202 Sex, Morality and Power—Survey; EURO3301 The European Individual
S1 ENGL3401 Transnational Cinema Prerequisites: any Level 2 ENGL unit
N/A ENGL3501 Autobiographical Writing Prerequisites: any Level 2 ENGL unit or EURO2209 Utopia, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility: ENGL2260 Myself and the Aliens
N/A ENGL3502 Making Theatre and Performance Prerequisites: any Level 2 ENGL unit or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
N/A ENGL3601 Reading the Middle Ages Prerequisites: any Level 2 unit in English and Cultural Studies or MEMS2001 Classical Traditions and Transformations in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
N/A ENGL3602 Shakespeare: Text to Stage and Screen Prerequisites: any Level 2 ENGL unit or MEMS2001 Classical Traditions and Transformations in Medieval and Early Modern Europe or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility: ENGL2234 Shakespeare at the Movies
S2 ENGL3603 Love and Death in the Renaissance: Reading the Early Modern Period 1450–1700 Prerequisites: any Level 2 ENGL unit or MEMS2001 Classical Traditions and Transformations in Medieval and Early Modern Europe or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility: ENGL2250 Love and Death in the Renaissance
S1 ENGL3604 Victorian Dreams and the Technological World Prerequisites: any Level 2 ENGL unit or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility: ENGL2223 Victorian Ideologies
S2 ENGL3701 Regionalism in Australian Literature Prerequisites: any level 2 ENGL unit
N/A ENGL3704 Texting the Global Prerequisites: any Level 2 English unit
N/A ENGL3801 Interpretations: Literary Theory Prerequisites: any Level 2 ENGL unit or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility: ENGL2291 Reading Theory

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how English and Cultural Studies can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSPGeneric-DSMGeneric-EGCST (opens in a new window)

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

English and Cultural Studies can also be taken as a degree-specific major.