JQU0020 - Introduction to English Literature

    Unit code: JQU0020 | Study level: TAFE
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    City Campus
    Footscray Park
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    Overview

    This unit of study explores the development of the modern short story across various cultures and the historical period of 19th–21st centuries. Students will examine, interpret and analyse the structure, conventions, values and literary devices of stories; they will explore techniques that stories employ for character development, plot and cultural reproduction. It will also involve an introductory study of literary genre and literary criticism as these apply to range of short story writers. Students will be encouraged to develop their own interpretation of the significance of the stories in light of literary criticism, and will reflect their own views and values as well as understanding the views and values of the author and their commentary on the society.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate and discuss the development of a short story as a literary style;
    2. Apply textual analysis skills to identify and discuss the components of a short story and the significance of its genre;
    3. Analyse and assess a range of literary criticism on selected stories and authors; and
    4. Provide an analysis of the views and values of short stories from a particular genre, historical period or author.

    Assessment

    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Essay
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    Grade: 30%
    A discussion on the development of the modern short story in response to a question provided in class.
    Assessment type: Presentation
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    Grade: 30%
    A spoken analysis in class, with a focus on short stories from a particular genre.
    Assessment type: Essay
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    Grade: 40%
    An analysis with a focus on stories of a particular author or a collection of stories on a particular theme or historical period

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