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 ENGL277
Subject Name Global Texts
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp including 6cp of ENGL
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ENGL366 ENGL269
Assessment Essay; Reflective Critical 30% Essay; Research 40% Journal/ Blog 30%
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
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 Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
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
Michael Griffiths
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Michael Griffiths
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject provides a selective survey of works reflecting the increasing experience of globalisation, cross-cultural encounters, diaspora and migration. In this way, the subject addresses urgent questions around the increased mobility, connectedness and dispossession experienced by much of the world’s population. The subject will explore the dynamics of colonisation and decolonisation as well as related phenomena including migration in all its forms, from exile, displacement and seeking refuge to economic mobility. You will read texts, including prose fiction, poetry, and film, from a range of global contexts, such as Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North America and Australia.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand how reading and writing practices emerge from contexts of migration and displacement from 1948 to the present
2. Identify and interpret texts that emerge from and reflect the context of migration and displacement
3. Apply this identification and interpretation of texts of refuge through practices of analytic writing
4. Reflect on these texts and contexts through the critical reflection task
5. Apply these reflections in analytical writing tasks

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