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 ENGL275
Subject Name US Literature
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp including 6cp ENGL
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ENGL267
Assessment Exam; In Class 30% Journal/ Blog; Reader Response 35% Essay 35%
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
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
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 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Guy Davidson
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Guy Davidson
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 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Guy Davidson
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Guy Davidson
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 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Guy Davidson
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Guy Davidson
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
Quota 50
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Guy Davidson
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Guy Davidson
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
Throughout its relatively brief history, the United States has consistently produced diverse, influential, and often innovative literature that reflects the dynamism of the country itself. In this subject we will investigate how authors from the nineteenth century to today deploy different literary forms - including poetry, the novel, the short story - in order to explore and challenge understandings of what it means to be American. More specific topics of discussion may include the representation of race, class, gender, and sexuality; the relations of literature to technology; the representation of city, the country, and the suburb; the representation of region.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Discuss the relations of literary works and genres to historical, cultural and political developments in the United States
2. Demonstrate understanding of the interrelations of literature and ideas of nationhood
3. Identify and discuss the rhetorical strategies that literary texts use to produce meaning.
4. Develop critical reading skills by formulating an argument that is founded upon supportive evidence from primary texts and that draws upon an appropriate range of scholarship
5. Effectively articulate ideas in oral form, respond appropriately to challenges made to those ideas, engage in and lead seminar discussion upon an agreed topic


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