Australian Literature and History 1890 to 1925

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Australian Literature and History 1890 to 1925 is an online unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University. Students study a selection of Australian literature to examine the cultural and political movements and ideologies that have shaped Australia’s national identity.

From poetry to short stories, a short novel and a selection of critical texts, this unit draws connections between literary writing and reading and the broader socio-political events and developments that occurred at this unique period in Australia’s colourful history.

Students focus primarily on reading and analysing interesting and stimulating works of literature, to develop skills in reading literary texts socially as well as personally.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply, however there is a moderate degree of assumed knowledge.

Areas of study

In this literature unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction
  • History, ideology & poetry in lead-up to Federation
  • Journalism of Sydney bulletin, short stories by H. Lawson
  • Gender and writing in the 1890s
  • Journalism of Louisa Lawson
  • Stories by women writers
  • Miles Franklin and My Brilliant Career

Course pathways

This unit is a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

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.

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How will this unit advance my career?

By completing this unit, you will have an in-depth understanding of the social and political events and ideologies that influenced Australia’s national identity at the turn of the 20th century, as well as the key literary texts that shaped and were shaped by these events.

In addition, you will gain critical skills in literary analysis, and an ability to relate significant literary works to social and political contexts.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Australian Literature and History 1890 to 1929 from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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).

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