English - literature (Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts)



At Deakin, literature is the door to new understandings of cultures and histories. Our literary studies scholars have international profiles in philosophy, poetry, ecology and Australian literature, and will guide you in critical and creative journeys through great literature from the medieval era to today. There are also many opportunities for your own creative writing and critical analysis.

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MJ-A310010 (major)

MN-A310010 (minor)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

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  • To complete a Major sequence in English - Literature select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in English - Literature students must complete four (4) credit points from below, comprising of no more than one (1) credit point at level one, and at least one (1) credit point at level 3. Choice of units must include one (1) credit point from either ALL101 or ALL102.

Complete 2 units from:

  • The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others ALL101
  • From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Revisions ALL102
  • Plus 4 units from:

  • Writing Modern Worlds ALL202
  • The Golden Age: Child, Nature, Empire ALL228
  • Fantasy Literature ALL255
  • Gender, Sex and Literature ALL256
  • Australian Literature ALL260
  • Plus 2 units selected from:

  • Shakespeare Today: Sex, Race and Politics ALL375
  • Classics and Trash ALL376
  • Nature, Climate, Transformation ALL381