ENGL3200 Writing the Environment
- 6 points
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Online-TT|
|Semester 2||Albany||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 option in the English and Literary Studies major sequence
- The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
- Category B broadening unit for students
- Level 3 elective
- The natural world faces significant challenges in the modern era. In this unit students look at the way that the environment is represented in textual forms, both on the page and on screen. The unit is particularly interested in contemporary scholarly debates in eco-criticism, animal studies and the post-human and how they attempt to address ecological crises of different kinds, but also the way that they see these crises as throwing into question the qualities of the human being.
- Students are able to (1) understand the issues that arise when natural environments are brought into human representation; (2) articulate the key features that determine an environmental text; (3) participate in debates that surround the questions of human agency posed by environmental problems; (4) write essays and responses which analyse environmental texts; and (5) locate the analysis of environmental texts within the field of English and Cultural Studies.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research essay; (2) critical exercise; 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)
- Dr Tony Hughes-d'Aeth
- Unit rules
- any level 1 or level 2 ENGL unit or HIST1901 Environmental History
- Contact hours
- 3 hours per week
- 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.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.
- If this unit is offered as on-campus face-to-face study only, 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.