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Unit Overview

Description

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.

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in English and Literary Studies [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
  • Honours option in Gender Studies [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
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

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) critical exercise; (2) research essay; and (3) seminar participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Shalmalee Palekar
Unit rules
Prerequisites
Enrolment in HON-EGLST English and Literary Studies
or
Enrolment in
HON-GNDST Gender Studies
and Successful completion of
any two level 2
or level 3 ENGL units
Contact hours
seminars: 1 x 2 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 one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. 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.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.