ENGL1002 Literary Classics

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1AlbanyFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 option in the English and Literary Studies major sequence
  • Level 1 elective
Content
Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, Austen, Woolf: what makes a literary classic?

In this unit students study a number of literary classics, partly to become acquainted with some of the greatest works of literature, but also to try and understand the value judgements that underpin the status of these works. Are they only 'classic' by common agreement, or do they have properties that make them so?
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) to study literary works of enduring influence and importance; (2) to analyse, consider and critique the processes of literary judgement; (3) to apprehend the effects of genre, culture and history in literary works; (4) independently read creative primary material and develop discriminative and imaginative responses to texts; (5) identify connections between literary production and broader sociocultural, political and historical events; (6) express ideas concisely and clearly in both oral and written formats; and (7) contribute thoughtfully and constructively to group discussion.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) essay 1; (2) essay 2; and (3) tutorial participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Tanya Dalziell
Contact hours
3 hours per teaching week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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