This course introduces you to the process of close critical reading through an exploration of canonical texts. The exploration of literary forms, genres and eras will enhance your understanding of the premise of literary studies which suggests that the text acts to constitute truth, question the singularity of truth, as well as reflect on various aspects of the human construct of ‘truth’. It examines novels, poems, and plays from the early seventeenth century to the nineteenth century, including some of the most significant texts across that period.
|Learning materials – Asynchronous online delivery of learning material.||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Synchronous and scheduled face to face workshops.||2hrs||Week 1||12 times|
|Seminar – Synchronous, face to face seminars (Recorded).||1hr||Week 1||2 times|
|Learning materials – Asynchronous online delivery of learning material.||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Synchronous online workshops (Recorded).||2hrs||Week 1||12 times|
|Seminar – Synchronous Online Seminars (Recorded).||1hr||Week 1||2 times|
The Sonnet Form
The Novel Form
100 Level (Introductory)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership|
|1||Explain, describe, question and analyse texts the conventions within a range of canonised genres.||Knowledgeable||
|2||Organise textual analysis in clear, concise, and accurate oral and written forms.||Empowered|
|3||Collaborate with the work of others and work well in teams to support the collective learning of the group.||
|4||Conduct literary research to locate and apply relevant literary criticism and/or theory.||Empowered|
|5||Construct sophisticated and persuasive arguments.||Creative and critical thinker|
|Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership|
|6||PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT: Engage in professional learning|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
In weeks 2 and 3, tutors will provide verbal feedback to in-class analytical attempts, providing technique to critique texts. The week 4 quiz will help students assess their ability to locate literary techniques and devices. Students will receive feedback on their first short answer attempt before their quiz submission.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||1||Written Piece||Individual or Group||25%||
2 argument maps (one individual, one group) - and attendant online hurdle quizzes, equivalent of 800 words, Wk 5 and 10.
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||Online Submission|
5 minutes per person in the group (groups can be of 2 or 3) plus 5 minutes for questions. Ensure all group members submit reference list into CANVAS on the day of the presentation.
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||In Class|
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Close reading and English expression quizzes and short answer questions|
This assessment is designed to give you an opportunity to explore and test your understanding of the texts, analytical approaches and academic writing conventions
You will submit responses to a series of multiple choice questions AND short answer argument paragraphs and maps/plans (one individual, one group) in response to questions concerning the prescribed texts and on what constitutes close English Literary reading and analysis (essay structure, expression, discourse, punctuation). The tasks will be accessed and submitted via Canvas. If you read critical sources as part of your preparation ensure you reference in the short answer section of your submission.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Group Oral Presentation and Tutorial Engagement|
This task is designed to provide you a way to test close reading, textual analysis, argument structure and research skills in performative forms through collaborative team work and learning. It is also designed to give you opportunity to trial ideas and collaborate in advancing learning.
This task has two parts. Part One: Engaging Group presentation (delivered live or pre-recorded) negotiated between wk 4 and 12. In groups of 2 or 3, you will create an oral presentation. The presentation should be delivered though a ruse that simulates a work scenario (film pitch, court case, high school lesson, committee meeting or some other creative idea). It should be clearly structured, with a clear central argument that the class can decipher, and clear sub-sections or parts. It should be researched and show evidence of that research in the delivery and demonstrate close reading and argument on the chosen text's relationship to its genre. All group members must fully participate in both preparation for, and presentation of the assessment task. All group members receive the same grade, pending evidence of equal participation in the synthesised final product. This is worth 25% and is a group grade Part Two: Class Participation and Quality Feedback in Review of Peers You are expected to be prepared each week and ready to discuss all texts regardless of whether you are presenting or not. You are to develop a reading journal with entries on each week's text/s. You will be asked to draw on this preparation in discussion and group activities. You will be graded on the basis of your weekly verbal/written(if online) engagement with in-class learning activities. That engagement should demonstrate preparation and valuing of other's ideas, particularly verbal peer review of other groups' presentations This is worth 10% and is an individual grade
|All - Assessment Task 3:Refined Essay|
This task is designed to give you opportunity to develop, synthesis and demonstrate your understanding of a pre-twentieth century 'English' canonical text and present critical reading and research skills.
You will write a fully referenced academic essay. Questions and further information is located on Canvas. This is refined essay. A refined essay is a final version of written work that has been refined after feedback from tutors or student peers. The feedback on the assessment is a formative stage and will occur in weeks 12 and 13 in negotiation with your tutor.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
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