LIT315 The Author in Context : Special Literary Study (8)

A focused and independent study of one author from a substantial list in which students devise their own topic and course of reading in consultation with staff. The culmination of the semester's work is the production of a long essay.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LIT315. 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

Assumed Knowledge
LIT2%%

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to conceptualise a literary topic for independent study
  • demonstrate that they have understood and have experienced the processes involved in literary research activity
  • demonstrate that they have developed professional responsibility for autonomous academic study
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the historical, social, theoretical and literary contexts of the author chosen for study.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • - students choose an author for detailed reading and study
  • - students define and frame a topic for individual study and a programme of reading to support the topic, in consultation with staff
  • - students work independently in carrying out the course of study
  • - students produce a long essay of 3-4000 words which incorporates reading and research on the chosen author

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

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