LITR11056 - Introduction to Literature

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will be introduced to the study of literature by learning how to read, analyse and write about the different genres of literature such as novels, short stories, poems, and dramas. You will learn how to develop independent and critical thinking skills through the imaginative engagement with the process of reading and analysing complex literary and non-literary texts.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online discussion forum 20%
2. Written Assessment 50%
3. Written Assessment 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 24.14% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have your Say and Student Evaluation
Feedback
Assessment due dates
Recommendation
Continue with the “early alert” Discussion Forum assessment item that covers the basic principles of the unit. Constructive feedback given at this stage (Week 3) gives students the confidence to continue in the unit and contributes to their satisfaction and learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your Say and Student Evaluation
Feedback
Review scheduling of zoom classes
Recommendation
Schedule the weekly Zoom meeting later in the day and later in the week (Thursday) to give time for students to read the primary and secondary texts.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your Say and Student Evaluation
Feedback
Review assessment topics
Recommendation
Revise wording of final essay topic to be less abstract and/or more specific. Also, multiple topics will be offered to meet the learning outcomes of the unit and cater to the diversity of student interests, abilities and workplace aspirations.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skills in textual analysis
  2. develop your own informed interpretations of literary texts
  3. Articulate how literary texts function as sites of contestation for the meanings, values and ideologies represented within them.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online discussion forum
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online discussion forum
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment