Major Australian Writing
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Australian Culture, Indigenous Studies, Literature, Pacific Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
IntroductionThis subject examines a wide range of nineteenth and twentieth century Australian writing. Emphasis is placed on texts which promote discussion of Australian history and society. Through the eyes of creative artists and story-tellers, the subject examines key issues and questions in the development of a distinctive Australian culture. This subject will introduce students to the richness and variety of Australian literature, with emphasis on prose fiction. It will explore Australian cultural traditions, and includes discussion of social and historical developments in Australia & the rest of the world as seen through the eyes of our creative writers. Some relationships between visual art, film and literature will be explored.Learning Objectives1. Students will gain an understanding of the diversity, breadth and importance of Australian literature, and the way in which it reflects the values of Australian society.2. Students will develop the ability to resource and utilize existing information in a timely fashion, to draw on insights to enhance thought and decision-making, and to integrate information to solve complex tasks and apply complex information to novel situations3. Students will develop the ability to engage in critical inquiry and think critically about existing knowledge bases.4. Students will develop a sense of the interactions between professional and social, cultural, historical and political contexts5. Students will develop familiarity with the creation, application and redevelopment of knowledge, and develop an appreciation that expectations of knowledge are subject to continual change and revision.6. Students will develop the ability to collect, analyze and organize information and ideas and to convey those ideas clearly and fluently in written and spoken communication.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.