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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students explore iconic examples of European and Latin American literature. These works, whether poetry or prose, reflect key concerns of their respective communities, such as shaping their national identities or addressing significant societal changes. The historical, political and social contexts associated with each of the works are examined, as are the formal characteristics of the different genres, along with their reception over time. By analysing these literary texts, students will develop a deeper critical understanding of one of humanity's most valuable forms of creative expression. Literature will be examined for what it can reveal about people's innermost hopes, fears, desires and strategies of resilience. Specific themes include love and despair, life and death, individual and group identities, social inclusion and exclusion, homelands, nature and the environment. The texts will be available in English translation. All classes will be conducted in English.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStephie Nikoloudis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesClass discussions, prescribed readings, presentation, research essay, exam

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of level 2 subjects


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

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WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate critical understanding of the European and Latin American texts studied.
02. Synthesise and perform critical analysis of texts, developing and evaluating arguments in oral and written formats.
03. Write effectively in academic English using primary and secondary sources, appropriate referencing and bibliographic techniques.
04. Demonstrate effective communication skills, respecting differences across cultures.

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