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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
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English

Dr. Robbie Moore

Teaching staff

Dr. Robbie Moore

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston 5 Week Session Nov On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
5 Week Session Nov 2/11/2020 9/11/2020 6/12/2020 6/12/2020

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse literary and screen texts from a range of genres (poetry, drama,film, short fiction, novels).
  2. Demonstrate understanding of key topics in literary studies examined during the semester by producing detailed close readings of selected texts.
  3. Construct an argument supported by: evidence from selected texts engagement with secondary sources.
  4. Communicate through written work that adheres to conventions of written English and observes scholarly conventions for referencing and presentation.



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:

HEA104, HEA106


Teaching Pattern

On-Campus (Sem 2, Hobart): 1 x weekly lecture (60 minutes) (13 weeks), and one 90-minute tutorial per week (12 weeks).

Off-Campus (Sem 2): 60-min of recorded lectures and other material per week; online exercises and activities.

On-Campus (November Session, Launceston): 8 x 3.5-hours workshops (weeks 45 and 47).


Short exercises (30%); Short Essay, 1000 words (30%); Analytical Essay, 1500 words (40%)

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