Courses & Units

English 1A HEN101

Hobart, Launceston


Core Unit for the English Major/Minor


How do short stories, poems, plays, novels and films generate meaning? This unit explores some of the strategies we can use to understand literary texts. It introduces students to the work of close reading, critical thinking, and academic writing. Students who successfully complete this unit will have gained a foundational vocabulary and developed core skills on which to base further studies in English.


Unit name English 1A
Unit code HEN101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English

Dr Robert Clarke

Teaching staff

Dr Robert Clarke

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $1,615.00 091523

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.




Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • HEA103, HEA105


Teaching Pattern

On Campus: Two one-hour lectures and one one-hour tutorial weekly;

Off Campus: Two one-hour recorded lectures weekly accessed online; online exercises and activities


Short exercises (30%); Short Essay (30%); Analytical Essay (40%)

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