Postgraduate Coursework Units of Study

ENGL6102 - Approaches to Critical Reading

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Mark Stephen Byron


This is a core unit for the Master of English Studies. This unit will introduce students to a variety of critical approaches to literature. In addition to developing critical and theoretical literacy, the unit aims to develop advanced skills in identifying how and why such strategies might be brought to bear on reading literary texts, and to evaluate how effective and/or appropriate such strategies might be in specific cases. The unit also aims to critically examine theories of the text as a physical and conceptual object.


1x1000wd annotated bibliography (20%), 1x1000wd equivalent oral presentation (20%), 1x4000wd essay (60%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm




The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney