English Studies

The degree information below is for students who commenced in 2015.

Students who commenced before 2015 can find degree information in the handbook of the year they commenced at
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English Studies

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in English Studies must complete 24 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in English Studies must complete 48 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study.
Candidates for the Master of English Studies must complete 72 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study, 42 credit points of elective units of study and 6 credit points of capstone unit of study.
Core Units of Study
ENGL6100
Approaches to Literary History
6      Semester 1
ENGL6101
Approaches to Genre
6      Semester 2
ENGL6102
Approaches to Critical Reading
6      Semester 1
ENGL6103
Approaches to Global English Literatures
6      Semester 2
Elective Units of Study
ENGL6040
Introduction to Old English
6      Semester 2
ENGL6041
Old English Texts
6    ENGL6040  Semester 1
ENGL6042
Old Norse
6      Semester 1
ENGL6105
Poetry of Meditation
6      Semester 1
ENGL6106
The Idea of the South
6      Semester 2
ENGL6107
Sentiment and Sensation
6      Semester 1
ENGL6108
Modern Australian Poetry and Poetics
6      Semester 1
ENGL6109
Modern and Contemporary Drama
6      Semester 1
ENGL6110
The 18th Century Novel: Theory & Example
6      Semester 2
ENGL6111
History Writing in English, 1500-1900
6      Semester 2
ENGL6112
Wooing Women in Middle English Romance
6      Semester 1
ENGL6113
American Romance
6      Semester 1
ENGL6114
Language and Subject
6      Semester 1
ENGL6115
Reading Suburbia
6      Semester 2
ENGL6116
Life & Literature in the Age of Chaucer
6      Semester 1
ENGL6901
Creative Writing: Fiction Workshop
6      Semester 1
Winter Main
ENGL6902
Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop
6      Semester 1
ENGL6903
Creative Writing: Screenwriting Workshop
6      Semester 1
ENGL6907
Essay (English)
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission required from the Department of English Postgraduate Coordinator.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6908
Creative Writing: Supervised Project
6    ENGL6930 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6913
Critical Contexts for Creative Writing
6      Semester 2
ENGL6914
Research Methods for Creative Writing
6      Semester 1
ENGL6917
Literary Culture: Sydney
6      Semester 1
ENGL6936
Writers at Work: Fiction
6      Semester 2
ENGL6937
Major Movements in Contemporary Prose
6      Semester 1
ENGL6944
Writers at Work: Poetry
6      Semester 1
ENGL6945
Major Movements in Contemporary Poetry
6      Semester 2
ENGL6969
Writers at Work: Screenwriters
6   

It is recommended that students also enrol in ENGL6903 
Semester 2
ENGL6915
Recovering Meaning: Novel into Film
6      Semester 2
ENGL6933
Twentieth Century Confessional Writing
6      Semester 1
ENGL6948
American Author, American Auteur
6      Semester 1
ENGL6960
The Cold War
6      Semester 2
ENGL6967
Literary Theory and Critical Practice
6      Summer Main
ENGL6970
Reading Magazines
6   

Cross-listed for Master of Publishing students.
Summer Early
ENGL6982
Shakespeare and Modernity
6      Semester 2
ENGL6984
Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ENGL6985
Shakespeare and his Contemporaries
6      Semester 2
ENGL6991
Aust Lit and the Canonical Imaginary
6      Semester 1
GCST6905
Gender in Cultural Theory
6      Semester 1
Capstone
Master of English Studies students must complete either ENGL6935 or (ENGL6929 and ENGL6930). Students completing the Dissertation can count ENGL6929 towards their elective.
ENGL6929
Dissertation Part 1
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6930
Dissertation Part 2
6    ENGL6929 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6935
Research Essay
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
Exchange
ENGL6940
English Exchange 1
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6941
English Exchange 2
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6942
English Exchange 3
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6943
English Exchange 4
6      Semester 1
Semester 2