UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ENGL4102 Methodologies

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in English and Cultural Studies [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
Content 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.
Outcomes 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.
Assessment 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
Prerequisites: sufficient units to ensure admission to Honours in English and Cultural Studies
Contact hours seminars: 1 x 2 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/ENGL4102/SEM-1/2017

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