2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of trimester.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Burwood: 1 x 1-hour class plus 1 x 2-hour seminar per week
Waurn Ponds: 1 x 1-hour class (recordings provided at Geelong) plus 1 x 2-hour seminar (weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11). 1 x 2-hour seminar equivalent online delivery (weeks 6, 7, 9).
Trimester 3: 1 x 2-hour seminar per week, weeks 1-11
Trimester 2: Independent and Collaborative learning activities, including 1 x 1-hour class (recordings provided) and 1 x 2-hour seminar equivalent
Trimester 3: Independent and collaborative learning activities including: 1 x 2-hour seminar equivalent
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.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Explain key theories, concepts and principles of history, forms and uses of Australia Literature
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Employ a range of generic and bibliographic digital communication technologies to conduct literary research and deliver scholarly written work
GLO5: Problem solving
Explain key theories, concepts and principles of literary scholarship, including the methodologies of close reading, critical analysis and written presentation informed by relevant research
Demonstrate and document autonomy, responsibility, accountability and a continued commitment to learning and skill development, as a reflective practitioner in literary studies and profession
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Exercise
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ALL260 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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