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Information relevant to 2003 – Discipline/School Information

English – School of English, Journalism and European Languages

The School offers a range of English (HEA) units at the Hobart and Launceston campuses and at the North-West Centre. As part of the BA course of study, students may undertake individual English units (25% of English at 100 level is a prerequisite for all later-year units), or combine units towards a major in English.

The aim of the major is to produce students with a foundational training in close reading and critical thinking. The School’s teaching program also includes training in effective writing. Students’ essays and classwork assignments receive detailed comment from staff, and this, together with other modes of work in written expression, assists students in developing their writing.

The English units are designed to provide a study of literary texts and cultural practices, authors, periods, and literatures, from the later medieval period to the present day. They include a substantial representation of English, American, Australian and African literatures, and also give students the opportunity to undertake work in related fields such as comparative literature, criticism and theory including postmodern and other postcolonial writing, drama, performance and film studies, creative writing and genre studies.

These units are rotated on a 2 to 3-year basis. Generally units will not be offered in consecutive years.

A number of German and Classics 200 and 300 level units have been cross-listed with English and may be included, up to an overall weight of 25%, as part of an English major.

Study in English expands students’ understanding and control of the language in which imaginative literature, criticism and theory are written, and develops skills in the close and informed reading of texts. These skills form the basis of work in all units.

A Bachelor of Arts degree with English is an excellent and adaptable preparation for careers in education, journalism and the media, public service, publishing, librarianship, information management, and many other roles, public or private, in the communications and service industries.

Students who are interested in using their English studies for teaching qualifications and who are considering applying for the BTeach are advised to consult the Faculty of Education’s information booklet The Bachelor of Teaching or to contact the Education Faculty office on the Launceston campus.

Major in English for students enrolled in a bachelor degree

A major in English (minimum 100%), consists of 25% of English at level 100 and not less than 75% (six 12.5% units) at levels 200 and 300 taken over a minimum of three years. Students may select units up to a maximum of 150% in the English major.

Students who commenced the major before 2001

Students who began their degree before 2001 and who wish to complete a major in English are reminded that a major consists of sequential study in one discipline with a total HECS weighting of 100% as detailed above.

English 4 (Honours)

Requirements for entry to Honours (English 4) are: a major and a Grade-Point Average of 6 or higher in 75% of English units at levels 200 and 300. Students should contact the Honours Coordinator for further information.

Postgraduate

Students who successfully complete the English 4 (Honours) year with a result of HU (Upper Second-class Honours) or above may apply to enrol in a postgraduate degree by research at the University. Students normally enrol in the MA degree program in the first instance and may then consider transferring to the PhD program. Interested students should consult the relevant section of the Research Higher Degrees Handbook and contact the Postgraduate Coordinator.

Cross-listed units

Units with a weight of up to 25% from the following list can be counted towards a major in English. The prerequisite for these units is 25% level 100 English.

Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
Cross-Cultural Communication: English–French not offered in 2003 12.5% HEF100 or TCE French Stage 4 (HA) or equiv     HEF213/313
The Golden Age of German Cinema not offered in 2003 12.5% HEG100 or TCE German Stage 4 (HA) or equiv; no prereq for students from other Schools     HEG204/304
Post-1945 German Film Hobart: semester 2 12.5% HEG100 or TCE German Stage 4 (HA) or equiv; no prereq for students from other Schools     HEG212/312
Love and Politics in Augustan Literature Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or English   HTC222/322 HTC205/305
Greek and Roman Epic not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv     HTC210/310
Greek Tragedy not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv     HTC211/311
Classical Tragedy: Euripides and Beyond not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv     HTC213/313
Latin 1 Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv   HTL100 and HTC315 HTC215/315
Greek and Roman Mythology Hobart: semester 1 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv     HTC223/323
Literature and Environment not offered in 2003 12.5% KGA100 or KGA101 or KGA121 (KJG101)     KGA272/372

Hobart – Level 200/300 units offered in 2003

Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
Semester 1
British Literature 1800–1850 Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HEA257/357 British Women Writing HEA257/357
Cinema and Modernism Hobart: semester 1 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HEA283/383, HEA284/384 HEA215/315
The Literature of Tasmania Hobart: semester 1 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English (S3T: 25% from Schedule B)     HEA214/314
Modern Drama Hobart: semester 1 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English     HEA226/326
Popular Fiction Hobart: semester 1 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HAC247/347, FST258/358 HEA267/367
Research Project Hobart: may be taken in semester 1 OR semester 2 Launceston: may be taken in semester 1 OR semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 200 in English     HEA376
Semester 2
Contemporary Australian Writing Hobart: semester 2 Distance education: semester 2 [by video-link] 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HEA201/301 HEA205/305
Contemporary Cinema Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 in Faculty of Arts Group 1 units,     HEA208/308
Critical Theory Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HAC204/304, FST251/351 HEA260/360
The Legend of King Arthur Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HAC205/305, FST261/361 HEA277/377
Research Project Hobart: may be taken in semester 1 OR semester 2 Launceston: may be taken in semester 1 OR semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 200 in English     HEA376
Writing About Science Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English or Journalism, or 25% of any Group 1 unit in the BSc schedule     HEA207/307
Writing Narrative Launceston: semester 2 Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HEA202/302 HEA290/390
Full-year
Research Project Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25% 25% at level 200 in English     HEA375

Launceston – Level 200/300 units offered in 2003

Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
Semester 1
Confessionalism Launceston: semester 1 North-West Centre: semester 1 [by video-link] Distance education: semester 1 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English     HEA255/355
The Novel in the Nineteenth Century Launceston: semester 1 North-West Centre: semester 1 [by video-link] Distance education: semester 1 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HEA257/357 HEA282/382
Research Project Hobart: may be taken in semester 1 OR semester 2 Launceston: may be taken in semester 1 OR semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 200 in English     HEA376
Semester 2
The Body in the Text: 20th Century Australian Fiction Launceston: semester 2 North-West Centre: semester 2 [by video-link] 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English     HEA269/369
Modernism in British Literature 1910–1930 Distance education: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English     HEA283/383
Research Project Hobart: may be taken in semester 1 OR semester 2 Launceston: may be taken in semester 1 OR semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 200 in English     HEA376
Writing Narrative Launceston: semester 2 Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HEA202/302 HEA290/390
Modes

The School offers units for study in a variety of modes: internal, external by distance education and by videolink. Units are offered at Hobart and Launceston campuses and at the North-West Centre in Burnie. Some units are available in a combination of modes. Students should check the modes by which individual units are available. Where a unit is offered by mixed modes the School may have to alter the mode depending on numbers of enrolments.

Location and notices

The School is situated on the top floor of the Humanities Building in Hobart and the Faculty of Arts Building, Level 2, at the Launceston campus. The office of the Administration Officer of English, Journalism and European Languages, to whom enquiries should be directed in the first instance, is Hobart Room 557. The English notice boards are located to the left of the main entrance to the School. Please do not hesitate to contact the School in person or by telephone, (03) 6226 2347, if you have any questions about the information in this Handbook. Staff may be consulted during their office hours, as posted. Students are urged to check School notice boards for up-to-date information about reading lists and timetables.

Enrolment

Students may enrol in level 100 English units at Hobart, Launceston and at the North-West Centre at the beginning of semester 1 (usually during December–January) or for mid-year entry after semester 1 and before semester 2. Students are required to complete 25% at level 100 before proceeding to level 200/300 units. However, students may complete the required two level 100 units (12.5% each) in either order. Students enrolling at mid-year would expect to complete the second level 100 unit either as a summer school (semester 3) unit, should one be offered, or in the following year. Mid-year entry is subject to quota restrictions. Enquiries about mid-year entry should be directed to the Faculty Office in the first instance.

English (Honours)

Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
English 4 (Honours) Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 100%/50% major, with GPA of 6.0 or higher in 75% of English units at levels 200/300     HEA400/401
Honours Research Essay Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 2 0%       HEA402
Research Methodology and Writing Hobart: semester 2 [by video-link] Launceston: semester 2 [by video-link] 0%/12.5%       HEA411
plus three of the following units according to availability:
Australian Literary Environmentalism in the 1990s Hobart: semester 1 [by video-link] Launceston: semester 1 [by video-link] 0%       HEA425
Endangered Bodies in Colonial Space Hobart: semester 1 [by video-link] Launceston: semester 1 [by video-link] 0%/12.5%       HEA415
Fictocriticism Hobart: semester 1 [by video-link] Launceston: semester 1 [by video-link] 0%/12.5%       HEA435
Late Shakespeare not offered in 2003 0%       HEA414
Postcolonial Narratives not offered in 2003 0%       HEA412
Reading Theory Hobart: semester 1 [by video-link] Launceston: semester 1 [by video-link] 0%/12.5%       HEA406
Rereading Chaucer Hobart: semester 1 [by video-link] Launceston: semester 1 [by video-link] 0%       HEA410
Shakespeare’s Stage: The Play of Power Hobart: semester 1 Launceston: semester 1 [by video-link] 0%       HEA475
Time and Narrative not offered in 2003 0% completion of a major in English, Philosophy or cognate discipline     HEA413

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