Course Title: Literary Realism to Post-Modernism

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Literary Realism to Post-Modernism

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1006

City Campus

Undergraduate

335H Applied Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009

LANG1006

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Hill

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2985

Course Coordinator Email: rebecca.a.hill@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email for an appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will explore the features of realist, modernist and postmodernist literary styles as they relate to various textual forms. Textual forms you study may include novels, short stories, plays and poetry. You will examine the relationship between textual forms and literary styles (realism, modernism and postmodernism) through a selection of texts from the late nineteenth century to the present.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the features of realist, modernist and postmodernist literary styles. 

  • Apply the skills of close reading to the examination of literary style.
  • Critically evaluate literary texts using a range of theoretical frameworks.
  • Create new texts by using critical and creative approaches to writing.


 


In this course you will develop the following program learning outcome:

  • You will Identify, evaluate and critically analyse cultural, historical and theoretical practices which contextualise your professional practice and further study.
     


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities which may include project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.
 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include written and oral reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment Policy