ALL228 - The Golden Age: Child, Nature, Empire


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class (online), 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 1-hour class (online) per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar or equivalent per week


This unit introduces students to major historical literary movements such as Realism and Romanticism, through the lens of the Golden Age – a period in which representations of children and childhood reflected broader social and cultural changes from the 18th to early 20th centuries. Through interaction with historical texts and literature for child and adult readers alike, students will study how the writing of the Golden Age shaped ideas about nature, industrialisation, education, morality and citizenship, particularly in relation to young people.

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