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Unit description

Encourages interdisciplinary approaches to develop understandings of how literature reflects and creates ways of knowing and being in the world. Students explore diverse literature through chronological, disciplinary, cultural and problem-based frameworks. The unit develops critical and creative skills for analysing and synthesising language forms and higher-order literacy demands (i.e. social, aesthetic and cultural).   

Unit content

Module 1. Language and Literature in Context: A Problem-based Approach. 
 
Module 2. Frameworks, Theories and Concepts in Language and Literature.
 
Module 3. Chronological Explorations of Language and Literature. 
 
Module 4. Intra- and Interdisciplinary Explorations of Language and Literature .
 
Module 5. Cultural Explorations of Language and Literature. 
 
Module 6. Problem-based Explorations of Language and Literature. 

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1understand the nature and role of language and literature as a means by which we relate to others and shape our understanding of ourselves and our world
2understand how the structure of language and literature relates to higher-order social, aesthetic and cultural literacy demands and subject-specific literacies
3understand and apply various ways to make meaning through choices in language and form based on audience, context and purpose
4creatively use and analyse language forms, features and structures of literature in different modes, media and technologies

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand the nature and role of language and literature as a means by which we relate to others and shape our understanding of ourselves and our world
  2. understand how the structure of language and literature relates to higher-order social, aesthetic and cultural literacy demands and subject-specific literacies
  3. understand and apply various ways to make meaning through choices in language and form based on audience, context and purpose
  4. creatively use and analyse language forms, features and structures of literature in different modes, media and technologies

Teaching and assessment

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