Courses & Units

Utopian and Dystopian Visions HEN305

Hobart

Note:

Introduction

This unit explores how different worlds are imagined in speculative fiction, film, and critical theory. Taking an historical approach, the unit traces the trajectory of utopian/dystopian texts and theories through the last five hundred years, concentrating on the dystopian visions prevalent in the twentieth century and the new millennium. The unit examines the relationship between the historical/political moment of the text's production, and the speculative re-imagining of the world that the text offers. Through a selection of texts, students will be asked to consider utopian and dystopian representations of science and technology, political discourses such as Marxism and Feminism, and the environment (including the built environment).

Summary

Unit name Utopian and Dystopian Visions
Unit code HEN305
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English
Coordinator

Dr. Hannah Stark

Teaching staff

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.

TNE Program units special approval requirements.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

About Census Dates

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse selected texts demonstrating knowledge of: a. the texts and topics introduced in this unit b) relevant theoretical issues as introduced in this unit c) the political dimensions of representation.
  2. Construct an argument supported by: a) evidence from your chosen text(s) b) reference to secondary material
  3. Identify and analyse connections between texts considered in the unit.
  4. Communicate effectively through written English in a variety of settings.

Fees

Domestic

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

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

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

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

HEA372

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Five contact hours fortnightly (13 wks)

Assessment

Task 1: Research Proposal (30%)

Task 2: Research Project (60%)

Task 3: Tutorial/Online Participation and Exercises (10%)

TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

TBA

Recommended

Booktopia textbook links

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.