Courses & Units

English 1A HEN101

Hobart, Launceston



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 and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English

Dr Robbie Moore (Sem 1, Sandy Bay and Off-campus)

Dr Robert Clarke (June 5-Week Period, Launceston On-Campus)

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 5 Week Session Jun On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020
5 Week Session Jun 9/6/2020 16/6/2020 26/6/2020 12/7/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $1,729.00 091523

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Mutual Exclusions

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

  • HEA103, HEA105


Teaching Pattern

On Campus (sem 1, Sandy Bay): 1 x 50-min lecture plus 20-mins recorded material (13 weeks), and one 90-minute tutorial per week (12 weeks).

On Campus (June Session, Launceston): 8 x 3.5-hours workshops (weeks 24 and 26).

Off Campus (sem 1): 70-min of recorded lectures and other material per week; online exercises and activities.


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

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