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Upon completion of this Literature and the Political unit from Macquarie University through Open Universities Australia you will develop the advanced capacity to read and respond to a wide range of literary texts and apply advanced analytical and research skills to past and present cultural and literary debates.
Ranging from the Renaissance to the present, you will study the poets and novelists who have created our most powerful cultural myths, stereotypes and narratives that privilege certain worldviews over others.
You will also learn to communicate historical and theoretical concepts in verbal and written forms, and develop a greater understanding of the way in which literary texts and language produce political critique and change.
You will also develop the ability to engage in informed critical discussion with peers and tutors, to respond to others' points of views, and to argue your own critical position.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply
In this Literature and the Political unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
This unit is part of 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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Completing this unit, you will be able to engage in informed discussions in regards to political dissent, the influence of literature, and the portrayal of gender, class and ethnicity in society.
Through a literary lens, you will be familiar with the way political issues are disseminated and critiqued through the written word.
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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.
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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.