LIT107 English Literature 1 (8)


This subject provides a survey of English literature from medieval times to the mid-seventeenth century. Emphasis will be given to the social and cultural contexts, and the literature will be examined through a study of particular texts.

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Session 1
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalPort Macquarie
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LIT107
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to engage with the literature from medieval times to the mid-seventeenth century.
  • be able to explain the relationship of literary texts to their historical and socio-political context.
  • be able to recognise and describe the forms and features of literary texts and genres.
  • be able to apply critical reading skills to develop written responses to literary texts.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Critical analysis of selected works in English literature from Medieval times to the mid-Seventeenth century
- Introduction to the study of literary history
- Introduction to practices of commentary and analysis that constitute traditional literary criticism


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.