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 ENGL470
Subject Name Research in English
Credit Points 12
Pre-Requisites Major in English with at least 75% average plus two Distinctions at 300 level subjects in English.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ENGL970
Assessment Presentation 40% Essay 60%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.250
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1641  $ 1641  $ 1641  $ 1641  $ 1641  $ 1641 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Shoalhaven
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2hr seminar per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Anne Collett
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Anne Collett
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

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 2hr seminar per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Anne Collett
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Anne Collett
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
The subject consists of two coursework seminars which reflect the specialist interests and expertise available in the program. These may include areas such as Modernism, Post-colonial writing, US literature, contemporary African writing, women’s writing, life writing, literature and memory, and early modern literature. Students will be offered advanced study in these specialist areas, informed by current theoretical and methodological approaches. The seminars on offer may vary from year to year, depending on staffing, and may include areas of literary study not listed above.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify and refine a specific research topic located in any general area of literary/textual inquiry
2. Conduct the research needed to answer questions identified by the topic
3. Demonstrate an awareness of where their research sits within the general area of research interest identified
4. Through the seminar series demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the topic covered and ability to analyse associated texts at a sophisticated level

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
FACULTY & DISCIPLINE QUALITIES The identified combination of learning outcomes, teaching strategies and resources relate to achievement of the following Faculty and Discipline Qualities: Students will acquire the following information and generic skills/competencies as a result of their participation in this subject: 1. Critically consumes and evaluates information, takes initiative and is self-directing, reflects on and evaluates their learning 2. Develops a command of existing knowledge within a discipline and identifies questions to initiate a research project 3. Self confidence combined with oral and written skills of a high level 4. Critically evaluates sources and demonstrates an understanding of the research process 5. Explores issues within an existing body of knowledge

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