Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code ENGL120
Subject Name Understanding Literature and Film
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Essay (1200 words) 40% Quiz 20% Exam 40%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Batemans Bay
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 x 1hr Video conference lectures, 1hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Ika Willis
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Ika Willis
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Bega
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 x 1hr Video conference lectures, 1hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Ika Willis
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Ika Willis
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Shoalhaven
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 x 1hr Video conference lectures, 1hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Ika Willis
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Ika Willis
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Southern Highlands
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 x 1hr Video conference lectures, 1hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Ika Willis
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Ika Willis
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 x 1 hour lectures, 1hr tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Ika Willis
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Ika Willis
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
Literature and film open up new worlds and new experiences, engaging our imagination and challenging our preconceptions. In this subject, you will read texts n a wide range of different forms and genres, and from diverse historical and cultural contexts. You will be equipped with an essential set of tools for the critical reading of texts, a skill with broad relevance both within and beyond the Bachelor of Arts. Open to all, this subject is ideal for future English majors and anyone whose degree involves the analysis of cultural or historical texts, as well as anyone who loves reading and wants to know more about how texts work.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will:
1. Have developed skills in the critical close reading of texts
2. Understand the basic conventions of specific textual forms such as fiction and film
3. Be able to consider different ways in which the production and reception of texts relate to social contexts
4. Have knowledge of a range of critical concepts such as genre and narrative forms
5. Have developed skills in the presentation of arguments in written and oral forms

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Tertiary Literacies: Students will acquire the following information and generic skills/competencies as a result of their participation in this subject: A commitment to continued and independent learning, intellectual development and critical analysis; self confidence combined with oral and written communication skills of a high level; an ability to logically analyse issues, evaluate different options and viewpoints and implement decisions; an appreciation and valuing of cultural and intellectual diversity and an ability to function in a multi-cultural, global environment; an acknowledgment and acceptance of individual responsibilities and obligations and of the assertion of the rights of the individual and the community.

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