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
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Successful completion of at least one second year literature unit OR Completion of all of ALL101, ALW102 & any 2 level two units.
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week
Independent and collaborative learning activities equivalent to 3-hours per week, including 1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided)
This unit charts the development of texts over time to examine how and why some reach canonical status and are considered 'classics', while others are labelled 'trash' or 'cult'. Examination of texts such as Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Lolita and Breakfast at Tiffany's will be examined against analysis and challenges to the Western canon. These books will be examined alongside anime, TV and popular versions of classic texts such as The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Concepts of high, low and pop culture will also be studied with examples from dance and music in movies.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate skills in communication in both creative and critical forms in Writing and Literature
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Demonstrate skills in reading and analysis, with the ability to undertake a comparative evaluation of literary texts and a critical investigation of crucial text-world relationships
Think in interdisciplinary ways
GLO4: Critical thinking
Demonstrate social responsibility and cultural sensitivity
GLO8: Global citizenship
Feel encouraged to pursue lifelong learning
Demonstrate skills in basic information technology literacy
GLO3: Digital literacy
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 comprises:
Assessment 2 (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: ALL376 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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