- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Honours core unit in English and Cultural Studies [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
- This core unit aims to assist honours students in the conceptual development of their dissertation topics through a critical study of some of the major contemporary developments in literary and critical theory. Through a selection of modules devoted to particular critical paradigms, students are introduced to processes of topic development and methodological evaluation. The unit is intended to combine advanced study of theory with critical practice, in order to equip students with the skills to write better dissertations and define and manage their own research projects.
- Students are able to (1) have a subtler, non-mechanistic understanding of the practice of reading; (2) be conversant with current debates and new paradigms in critical theory; (3) integrate such concepts into their own critical writing and reading; and (4) possess highly developed skills in critical literacy.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) critical exercise; (2) research essay; and (3) seminar participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Tony Hughes-d'Aeth
- Unit rules
- sufficient units to ensure admission to Honours in English and Cultural Studies
- Contact hours
- seminars: 1 x 2 hours per week
- Unit Outline
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.