ALL722 - Texts for Young Adults


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Online, CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
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 - online

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.

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