Courses & Units

English: Texts and Traditions HEN102


Why are certain texts regarded as classics within the English literary canon and how do we encounter them today? This unit considers the importance of tradition to the ways we value, understand and circulate popular and literary texts. Students who successfully complete this unit will have built knowledge of key critical frameworks through which texts can be read and contextualised, and developed introductory skills in academic research on which to base further work in literary studies, including creative writing and screen studies.


Unit name English: Texts and Traditions
Unit code HEN102
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English
Coordinator Doctor Robbie Moore
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston 5 Week Session Nov On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online 5 Week Session Nov Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
5 Week Session Nov 30/10/2023 6/11/2023 16/11/2023 3/12/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • analyse literary and screen texts from a range of genres (poetry, drama, film, short fiction, novels)
  • demonstrate understanding of key topics in literary studies examined during the semester by producing detailed close readings of selected texts
  • construct an argument supported by evidence from selected texts and engagement with secondary sources
  • communicate through written work that adheres to conventions of written English and observes scholarly conventions for referencing and presentation
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
091523 $515.00 $515.00 not applicable $1,815.00

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Mutual Exclusions

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

HEA104, HEA106


Teaching Pattern

Hobart On Campus:

Weekly on-campus lectorial plus online audio/visual resources (1 hour); weekly tutorials (1.5 hours)

Off Campus:

Weekly live-streamed lectorial (also available as a recording) plus online audio/visual resources (1 hour); weekly online tutorial discussions

Launceston On Campus November Session:

30 hours of teaching over 4 weeks, including face-to-face lessons, short online recorded lessons, and in-class and online exercises and activities

AssessmentEssay (30%)|Short tasks (30%)|Essay (40%)
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