Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code ENGL274
Subject Name Victorians
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp including 6cp ENGL
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ENGL266
Assessment Exam; In Class 25% Essay 40% Exam 35%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Ellie Crookes
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Ellie Crookes
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
The period of Queen Victoria's reign was one of great social endeavour and reform in which the leading figures of the day engaged in public debate on the relationship between science and religion, the condition of the working class, and ‘the woman question’. This was the age of great public poets like Alfred Tennyson & Elizabeth Barrett Browning; of social and cultural commentators like Thomas Carlyle & Matthew Arnold; and of popular novelists like the Bronte sisters, Charles Dickens, George Eliot & Thomas Hardy.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify the political, social and cultural dynamic of the Victorian period as represented in a variety of literary forms
2. Demonstrate understanding of the literary text as contributing to an intellectual and aesthetic debate that is both historical and ongoing
3. Articulate and discuss (in written and oral form) the literary strategies used by writers of the Victorian period
4. Write an essay that uses the tools of literary analysis to develop an argument/thesis that is founded upon evidence from primary texts
5. Develop an argument that demonstrates understanding of the context out of which the texts originate


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