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This unit allows students to explore American literature, enabling them to draw connections between the United State's culture and literary identity, and how it has rapidly developed over the past two centuries. Open Universities Australia and Griffith University offer this 13-week unit to allow students to delve into the colourful, multifaceted world of American literature.
By studying this unit, students will gain an understanding of just how rich the tapestry of American literary really is. The unit looks at three key case study areas: expatriatism, regionalism and how the city is represented; and how all three have played a vital part in American life.
Key writers and literary movements will also be studied, helping students develop awareness of key issues and themes - allowing them to draw comparisons with other literary movements across the world.
To be eligible to enrol on this unit, applicants must have completed the following:
This unit is an elective requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this American Literature unit, the topics you will study include:
At the culmination of this online unit, you'll be familiar with an array of key writers and literary movements from American literature, spanning from the late 1800s until the modern day. You'll be able to make connections between literature and culture and will have developed your analytical and writing skills in terms of literature, culture and history.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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