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.

Availability

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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LIT107. 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 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.

Syllabus

This 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of LIT107 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
Short text reflection
15
2
Assignment on medieval romance
35
3
Reading response and developed critical essay
50

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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