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: Cloud (online), CBD*
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2-hour online seminar equivalent per week
*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery
This unit focuses on contemporary novels and films for young adults, an increasingly prominent market segment. Students will consider young adults as an implied audience and identify the ideological and socialising agendas in texts, map the processes of maturity to adulthood. Attention is paid to theories dealing with notions of adolescence as a cultural and historical construct, and to the ways in which these texts have the potential to reinforce and remodel identity and power structures, both within texts and in contemporary culture.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Analyse and synthesise relevant literary theories in relation to the cultural and social production of young adult literature
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Develop critical argument about the role of young adult literature based on scholarly research and judgement in the selection of appropriate secondary scholarly materials
GLO5: Problem solving
Produce persuasive, informed written work that draws on a range of relevant digital and print sources and observes the conventions of academic writing, research, and presentation
Analyse and distinguish between genres of young adult literature
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Class Exercises: Participation in online workshopping
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: ALL722 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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