6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
This unit will introduce students to the new forms of representation and ways of thinking that emerged in Europe in association with the Romantic movement. It will focus in particular on Romantic reconceptualisations of literature, history and nationhood, God and nature, art and the self. Romanticism will be considered both as a revolutionary period in European history and as a continuing strand of Western culture, with a diverse literary legacy. Writers discussed will come from various European traditions.
Students who successfully complete this unit will have:
- Developed a general understanding of the new ways of thinking and writing about history and nationhood, God and nature, art and the self that were articulated by European philosophers and writers associated with the Romantic movement;
- Gained a more in-depth knowledge of the work of at least two Romantic philosophers and/or writers from different parts of Europe;
- Become more aware of the ongoing legacy of European Romanticism in later literature and culture;
- Continued the development of their skills in the areas of literary research, textual analysis and interpretation, and communication, both oral and written.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units, including at least one gateway unit in Literary studies.