ENGL4102 Methodologies

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online-TT
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in English and Literary 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
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.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Ned Curthoys
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 Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
  • 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.