University of Newcastle Australia program

Reading English Literature

This program, ENGL1000, introduces key skills and concepts in the study of English literature and creative writing.

This program is part of the Bachelor of Arts degree offered by The University of Newcastle Australia

Demystify and discover the power of words in poetry, prose and other literature.

This program introduces key skills in the study of English literature and creative writing. It will examine a variety of texts written in different genres in order to develop an understanding of how writers across literary history have deployed the resources of language to convey their ideas and concerns. The course will focus on developing skills in literary analysis as preparation for further study of literature and/or creative writing. In addition to practice in essay writing, you will be offered the opportunity to experiment with creative writing in response to the material studied.

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Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Recognise a variety of literary forms and key terms appropriate to understanding of works in those forms.

  2. Apply core linguistic concepts and principles important in the analysis of literature in English.

  3. Interpret and analyse literary works from different genres and eras at a basic level.

  4. Communicate key literary concepts and findings in appropriate written forms.

  5. Construct persuasive arguments about literary narratives, informed by existing scholarship, at a basic level.

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