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.


Session 1 (30)
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



One session


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.


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 2020. 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
Value %
Short text reflection
Assignment on medieval romance
Reading response and developed critical essay

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.