HST303 Literature and Society (8)

This subject uses literary sources to study English social history in the period 1914-1939. War memoirs, bestsellers, detective stories, and novels of recognised literary merit are examined for social insights.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HST303. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have previously completed HST-3033

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate and understanding of the social history of England c. 19141939.
  • be able to develop critical skills in evaluating different types of historical evidence, and in using evidence in presenting logically ordered arguments.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:

-Methodology -The War and its Aftermath -Generational Relations in the 1920s -Economic and Political Problems in Inter-War England -Crime and Society -Class Relations in the 1930s -Character of the Period

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HST303 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Forum participation
20
2
Essay
40
3
Book review
40

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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