2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 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 your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
No longer offered from 2020
Must have completed one level 2 unit
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week plus a series of lectures online
11 x 1-hour class (recordings provided) + 11 x 1-hour (equivalent) online seminar via discussion board
This unit will read and analyse a range of global literatures that focus on present world issues and contexts. It asks students to consider crucial issues in the contemporary world order, such as terrorism, poverty, capitalism, fundamentalism and relations between individuals and nation states.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Apply knowledge of literary history, literary language, and critical and creative approaches to a range of modern literature
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Undertake close reading of literary texts in terms of their formal properties and historical context to identify and explain methodologies in the thematic and formal analysis of literary texts
GLO4: Critical thinking
Investigate and analyse literature in order to understand how literary texts can represent the present situation, modes of being, and generate possible ways of articulating affects and subjectivities
GLO5: Problem solving
Demonstrate critical evaluation of literary texts with diverse communities and cultures in a national and global context
GLO8: Global citizenship
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 (Individual and Group) - Research Critique and Reflection
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: ALL301 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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