Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment:
Total expected time commitment is 170 hours across the semester, including class time.
Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth year honours in English & theatre studies.
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||
ENGL40015 The Black Presence in American Fiction
ENGL40015 American Fiction: Cooper to Cather
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
In this subject students will study a range of major works of American fiction from across the 20 th century. They will examine how the themes of love, marriage, gender, class and race are approached by the writers of these texts, buy also some of the formal ways that writers have gone bout communicating their ideas. They will also examine what American fiction writers have said about capitalism and consumerism and the way authoritarianism, imperialism and the destruction of the natural environment have impacted on n Americans ability to flourish and prosper and to achieve equality and freedom. Related to this they will learn how in the hands of writers the understanding of concepts like liberalism, democracy and freedom nave changed over time. Finally, they will examine some of the more influential critical essays form the last few decades.
Students who complete this subject will:
An essay of 5000 words 100% (due in the examination period). All students will be required to give a class presentation in order to submit work for assessment. Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% (or 10 out of 12) classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Any student who fails to meet this hurdle without valid reason will not be eligible to pass the subject. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject. Essays submitted after the due date without an extension will be penalised 2% per day. Essays submitted after two weeks of the assessment due date without a formally approved application for special consideration or an extension will only be marked on a pass/fail basis if accepted.
A subject reader will be available.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
English and Theatre |
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - English and Theatre Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - English and Theatre Studies
PC-ARTS English and Theatre Studies
PD-ARTS English and Theatre Studies
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