University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ENGL 3050 - Ways of Reading

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to students undertaking an English Major only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 15 units of English Major courses
Assessment: Journal 35%, Mid-term paper 15%, Research essay 50%

This course is the capstone for the English major. It is designed to consolidate and extend students' understanding of textual forms and approaches to literary studies through a focus on ways of reading in the study of English. Textual forms that students will encounter include poetry, short fiction, drama, the novel, and life writing. Students will encounter and have the opportunity to practise some of the major established and emergent ways of reading in the discipline, including close reading, psychoanalytic reading, deconstructive reading, feminist and queer reading, affective reading, and environmental criticism. The course will enhance students' capacities in academic literacies and research skills; provide opportunities for both teamwork and independent research; develop critical thinking, communication, and analytical skills; and develop ‘self-initiated’ research skills.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23618 SE01 70 11 27 Jul - 14 Sep Monday 9am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 1062, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Monday 9am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 1062, Teaching Room
29506 SE02 70 57 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 11am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 11am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class