LIT101 Language and Text (8)

In this subject students will describe and analyse a range of language forms, features and structures in a variety of texts and explain the ways these shape meaning and influence responses in different contexts. Students will demonstrate knowledge of Australian literature in particular, and present critical personal responses to texts. They will also demonstrate an ability to write material suitable for a variety of audiences.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LIT101. 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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe and analyse a range of language forms, features and structures of texts and explain the ways these shape meaning and influence responses in a variety of texts;
  • be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of Australian literature;
  • be able to present a sound critical personal response showing developed skills in interpretation and analysis of texts;
  • be able to write imaginatively, interpretively and critically, and communicate ideas, information and values.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:

* Linguistic structures and features of a range of language forms * Effect of linguistic structures and features on shaping meaning and influencing responses in a variety of texts and contexts * Classic and contemporary literary texts and films from Australia and other cultures * Structures and schema for imaginative, interpretive and critical composition in a range of modes for a variety of audiences, purposes and contexts * Critical personal response in production, interpretation and analysis of texts

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of LIT101 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
Reading reflection
20
2
Reading reports
40
3
Final exam
40
4
Attendance
0

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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