Courses & Units

English: Creative and Critical Reading HEN106

Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

This unit introduces you to methods of close reading, formal analysis, and creative writing.¿We work on developing strategies to analyse literary texts and screen texts in detail, to break them down into their component parts, and explain how they work to generate complex meanings. We look closely at how texts are made: from the rhythms of poetry, to the angles of film, and the world-building of novels. As well as critical skills, this unit engages¿your imaginative and creative skills in response to different narrative forms and genres.¿When you successfully complete this unit, you will have gained a foundational vocabulary and developed core skills on which to base further studies in English and Writing.

Summary

Unit name English: Creative and Critical Reading
Unit code HEN106
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English
Coordinator Doctor Robert (Robbie) Moore
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston 5 Week Session Jun On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
5 Week Session Jun 14/6/2022 21/6/2022 1/7/2022 17/7/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse literary and screen texts from a range of genres (poetry, drama, film, television, short fiction, novels) using multiple methods (critical and creative responses).
  • Demonstrate your grasp of key techniques in literary studies, creative and critical reading and writing examined during the semester by producing close readings of selected texts, including creative responses to texts.
  • Construct an argument supported by evidence from selected texts
  • Communicate fluently in writing through short answer responses, explications, and essays
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091523 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $1,729.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

HEN101

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Hobart On Campus:
Weekly lectures and audio/visual resources (1 hour); weekly tutorials (1.5 hours)

Off Campus:
Weekly lectures and audio/visual resources (1 hour); weekly online participation

Launceston On-Campus June 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.
 

Assessment1000 word analytical essay (30%)|Assignment: three short explications (40%)|Short exercises (30%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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