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ALL260 - Australian Literature

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 2: Lyn McCredden

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Burwood: 1 x 1 hour class plus 1 x 2 hour seminar.

Waurn Ponds: 1 by 2 hour seminar plus access to an Echo recording of the Burwood lecture

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit introduces students to a range of Australian fiction, poetry and drama. A detailed understanding of writing genres and forms, and of Australian literary history, will entail readings of both early and contemporary texts. Students will learn to approach literary texts through thematic and theoretical focuses, with specific attention to Indigenous writing.

Assessment

Team project and class presentation (50%)

Individual research essay (50%)

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