School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Texts and Meanings
  • Unit Code

    CCC1101
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Donna Jean MAZZA

Description

This unit is an introduction to the study of written texts with particular emphasis on fiction and poetry. Students will be encouraged to examine their own reading practices and will be introduced to theoretical perspectives which will assist in developing critical awareness.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply theoretical tools to texts.
  2. Identify the relationship between text, cultural context and reader.
  3. Produce written documents that meet academic standards.
  4. Recognise the codes and conventions associated with particular genres and styles.
  5. Recognise the processes in the construction of meaning.

Unit Content

  1. Critically analyse literary works in different genres and styles.
  2. Develop an understanding of narrative devices and skills for close reading of literary works.
  3. Integrate context into understanding literary works and their meanings.
  4. Introduction to strategies for reading a variety of literary texts, including poetry, short stories and dramatic works.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, tutorials and critical workshops.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
ExerciseShort exercises on texts studied. 60%
EssayCritical analysis: poetry or drama 40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
ExerciseShort exercises on unit readings.60%
EssayCritical analysis: poetry or drama40%

Core Reading(s)

  • Abrams, M. H., & Harpham, G. G. (2012). A glossary of literary terms. (10th ed.). Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace.
  • McCaw, N. (2008). How to read texts: A student guide to critical approaches and skills. London: Continuum.
  • (2005). The Penguin book of Romantic poetry. Camberwell, Victoria: Penguin.
  • S. (1963). 2003). The Theban plays: King Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone. (E. F. Watling. Trans.). The Theban plays: King Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone. Melbourne: Penguin Classics.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Texts and Meanings
  • Unit Code

    CCC1101
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Donna Jean MAZZA

Description

This unit is an introduction to the study of written texts with particular emphasis on fiction and poetry. Students will be encouraged to examine their own reading practices and will be introduced to theoretical perspectives which will assist in developing critical awareness.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply theoretical tools to texts.
  2. Identify the relationship between text, cultural context and reader.
  3. Produce written documents that meet academic standards.
  4. Recognise the codes and conventions associated with particular genres and styles.
  5. Recognise the processes in the construction of meaning.

Unit Content

  1. Critically analyse literary works in different genres and styles.
  2. Develop an understanding of narrative devices and skills for close reading of literary works.
  3. Integrate context into understanding literary works and their meanings.
  4. Introduction to strategies for reading a variety of literary texts, including poetry, short stories and dramatic works.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, tutorials and critical workshops.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
ExerciseShort exercises on texts studied. 60%
EssayCritical analysis: poetry or drama 40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
ExerciseShort exercises on unit readings.60%
EssayCritical analysis: poetry or drama40%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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